Two US-Americans headline semiﬁnal play at the $50,000 Tallahassee Tennis Challenger. Matches kick off on Friday afternoon at Forestmeadows Tennis Complex.
18-year-old US-American Frances Tiafoe continues his run for a maiden Tallahassee Tennis Challenger title as he takes on fellow countryman Ryan Harrison in the semiﬁnals.
Tiafoe, who reached the ﬁnal here just last year, defeated defending champion Facundo Arguello, fellow US-American Mitchell Krueger, and No.1 seed Donald Young en route to the semiﬁnals.
Harrison is through to his second semiﬁnal in Tallahassee, having reached this stage previously in 2013. The 23-year old beat Switzerland’s Henri Laaksonen, Ecuador’s Giovanni Lapentti and fellow US-American Noah Rubin.
The pair is tied 1-1 in their head-to-head, with Harrison winning their most recent encounter in Memphis in a tight three sets.
It’s an all-European semiﬁnal as 19-year-old Quentin Halys and 28-year-old James McGee face off.
Halys, who is through to his ﬁrst semiﬁnal of the year, defeated No.4 seed Bjorn Fratangelo, qualiﬁer Sekou Bangoura, and Great Britain’s James Ward this week in Tallahasse.
McGee is through to the Tallahassee Challenger semiﬁnals for the second time in his career, having reached this stage in 2014. The qualiﬁer defeated Chile’s Nicolas Jarry, No.5 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili, and US-American young gun Stefan Kozlov en route. He is the ﬁrst qualiﬁer to reach the semiﬁnals here since 2011 when US-American Wayne Odesnik made a run to the ﬁnal after qualifying for the main draw.
This will be the pair’s ﬁrst career meeting.
FSU’s No.1 doubles team of Benjamin Lock/Marco Nunez fell in quarterﬁnal play to No.3 seed Purav Raja/Divij Sharan. The Indian duo sets up a semiﬁnal meeting with defending doubles champions Dennis Novikov/Julio Peralta, who ousted Nicolas Jarry/Giovanni Lapentti earlier in the day.
RESULTS – Thursday, April 28
Frances Tiafoe (USA) d.  Donald Young (USA) 2-6 6-4 6-3
Quentin Halys (France) d. James Ward (Great Britain) 1-6 6-4 6-4
Ryan Harrison (USA) d. Noah Rubin (USA) 2-6 6-0 6-3
[Q] James McGee (Ireland) d. [Q] Stefan Kozlov (USA) 6-3 2-6 7-6(1)
Singles Second Round
Noah Rubin (USA) d. [WC] Brian Baker (USA) 7-5 6-7(4) 5-2
 Dennis Novikov (USA) / Julio Peralta (Chile) d. Nicolas Jarry (Chile) / Giovanni Lapentti (Ecuador) 6-1 6-4
 Purav Raja (India) / Divij Sharan (India) d. [WC] Benjamin Lock (Zimbabwe) / Marco Aurelio Nunez (Mexico) 6-4 6-3