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Cargill into semifinals

Guardian Sports Reporter

Published: Jun 15, 2013

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Christian Cargill made it to the semifinals in the Copa INDES International tournament, a Grade Four event currently going on in El Salvador.

The number six seed, Cargill will play Toshiki Matsuya of Japan, today. A win will put him against either Peter Bertran or Santiago Cevallos, who are playing in the second half of the semifinal draw. Cargill and Phillip Major are representing the country at the tournament.

Major, who was seeded in the fifth spot, was eliminated in the second round by Julian Saborio 6-2, 5-7 and 6-3. Saborio played Omar Espinosa De Los Monteros Castaneda in the first round, while Major was given a first round bye.

Cargill opened up his tournament play against Jody Maginley defeating the native of Antigua 6-3 and 6-0. The Bahamian junior tennis player then moved onto Santiago Pinto of Mexico, a match he won 6-4 and 6-2.

In the quarterfinal, he took to the court with Dylan Bednarczyk of Canada. Cargill emerged victorious with a 7-5 and 6-1 win.

Over in the doubles, Major paired up with Saborio. The duo had an impressive run, but fell in the quarterfinal round to Espinosa De Los Monteros Castaneda and Pinto, 6-4 and 6-1. The early round wins were over Francisco Bendana 6-3 and 6-0, William De Quant 6-0, 3-6 (10-7). Cargill and Maginley teamed together in the division, but fell in the second round to Enrique Asmar and Mateo Ruiz Naranjo, 6-2, 6-7 (4) (10-6).

Playing in the International Grass Court Championships was Shaquille Taylor, who defeated Nicholai Westergaard, 6-2, 4-6 and 10-6, in the first round. David Wilczynski eliminated Taylor in the next bracket, 7-5 and 6-1.


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