World Junior Tennis Finals Day 3 – Semifinal Line Ups Decided

AUS(4)-CHI(5) : 0-3
CZE-RSA : 2-1

Chile swept into the semifinals by claiming a 3-0 victory over fourth seed Australia, which saw the South American nation top Group B. Christian Garin won a marathon battle with Blake Mott, 16 60 13 11, before Bastian Malla stormed to a 64 61 victory over Thanasi Kokkinakis. The Australians reacted admirably to the loss, committing fully to the dead doubles rubber and embroiled Chile’s Malla and Sebastian Santibanez in a second marathon match. The Chile pair claimed the spoils with a 60 36 86 victory and secured a 3-0, but in reality this was a far closer battle between the fourth and fifth seeds. Chile will face Russia in tomorrow’s semifinals.
Host nation Czech Republic stumbled in their first match this morning, before recovering with a victory for Jaroslav Vondrasek in the second singles. Vondrasek and Zdenek Derkas combined to clinch the deciding doubles.