Fri, 24 Nov 2000

Three RI juniors reach semifinals

JAKARTA (JP): Henry Davin Teja and Al Imron reached the boy's singles semis and Stella Sondang reached the girl's singles semis in the 2000 Nabisco International Junior Tennis Championships at the Senayan tennis complex.

Fourth seeded Henry defeated Indian Aravinda K. Prakash 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to meet Australian Clint Letcher. Letcher upset top seeded Eko Kurniawan of Indonesia 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5.

Friday's other semifinal will see Imron play third seed Rahul Rajkhewa of India.

Imron, fifth seeded in the event, crushed second seeded compatriot Eko Putra 6-2, 6-3 while Rajkhewa beat Malaysian Dannio Yahya 6-4, 6-2.

In the girls side, Stella managed to overcome compatriot Linda Arumsari 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 to meet Australian Tiffany Welford, who beat Novianti Warsono of Indonesia 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).

Top seeded Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese Taipei had to sweat before eliminating Indonesian Diana Julianto 6-3, 7-5. Hsieh will face Indian Sasha Abraham, who beat Indonesian Sandy Gumulya 7-5, 2-6, 6-2. (ivy)