Querrey reaches clay-court semifinals

April 10, 2010 at 12:55 AM

HOUSTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Sam Querrey moved into the semifinals Friday at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston.

Querrey outlasted Nicolas Massu 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 and got a break as well when No. 1 seed Fernando Gonzalez was knocked out of the event.

Gonzalez fell to Horacio Zeballos, the sixth seed, 6-4, 6-4. Gonzalez won this tournament 10 years ago.

Defending champion Lleyton Hewitt also lost to Juan Ignacio Chela 6-4, 6-3.

In the semifinals, Querrey will meet Wayne Odesnik, who defeated Xavier Malisse 6-4, 6-1.

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