MSLTA Women’s Tennis: Arantekin upsets LuzMarch 8th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Aurangabad, March 8 (IANS) Qualifier Seda Arantekin of Turkey saved two match points to upset fourth-seeded Barbara Luz of Portugal while seventh-seeded Italian Sephanie Scimone eliminated No.3 and compatriot Nicole Clerico to enter the singles semi-finals of the Endurance-MSLTA $10,000 ITF Women’s Championships here Thursday.
Top seeded Dalila Jakupovic of Slovenia and second-seeded Thai Peangtarn Plipuech also made it to the last four in contrasting style.
In one of the best matches of the day, 17-year-old Seda packed off Luz 3-6, 6-2, 7-6(8-6) in a three-hour thriller. Luz led 6-4 in the tiebreak before the tall and lanky Turk, keeping her cool, took four consecutive points to make it to the last four.
In the semi-finals, Jakupovic will meet Seda while Plipuech takes on Scimone.
The results (semi-finals): 2-Peangtarn Plipuech (THA) bt 5-Anja Prislan (SLO) 6-4,6-2; Seda Arantekin (TUR) bt 4-Barbara Luz (POR) 3-6, 6-2,7-6(6); 1-Dalila Jakupovic (SLO) bt Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic (GER) 0-6,6-2,6-4; 7-Stephanie Scimone (ITA) bt 3-Nicole Clerico (ITA) 7-6 (3), 6-3.
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