Anderson makes SA Tennis quarters

Feb. 3, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Kevin Anderson rolled to a straight-set victory Thursday in quarterfinal play of the SA Tennis tournament in South Africa.

Anderson got past Dudi Sela 6-2, 6-4 in 69 minutes. Anderson blasted 13 aces -- he had 14 in a first-round win -- and faced only one break point in the match. He also won more points (26-25) on Sela's serve than Sela managed.

No. 6-seeded Adrian Mannarino, the only other seeded player left in the draw in Johannesburg, rallied for a 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 6-4 win over Denis Gremelmayr. Mannarino suffered his only two service breaks in the first set and wound up with four breaks of Gremelmayr's serve.

Also Thursday, Karol Beck won 74 percent of the points in the third set of a 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 decision over Go Soeda and Frank Dancevic won the last five points in the first-set tiebreaker and the last three games of the second set for a 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 triumph over Fritz Wolmarans.

Friday's quarterfinals pairings have Anderson playing Beck and Mannarino meeting Dancevic. In quarterfinals decided Wednesday, Rik de Voest goes against Somdev Devvarman and Izak van der Merwe faces Simon Greul.

The tournament continues through Sunday when the SA Open champion will win $76,500.

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