Three US-Americans headline Tallahassee semi-finals‏

Jared Donaldson advanced to the semi-finals in Tallahassee(photo: Tallahassee Challenger)

TALLAHASSEE, May 1, 2015

Three americans highlight the singles semifinals at the Tallahassee Tennis Challenger, kicking off Friday afternoon at Forestmeadows Tennis Complex.

It’s an all-American semifinal as 23-year-old Tennys Sandgren and 17-year-old Frances Tiafoe face off.

Sandgren, who was a doubles champion here in 2013, defeated No.3 seed Frank Dancevic, Argentina’s Renzo Olivo, and No.6 seed Bjorn Fratangelo this week in Tallahasse.

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Tiafoe is through to his second consecutive Challenger semifinal. The only 18-year-old world number 381 defeated No.1 seed Facundo Bagnis, former FSU No.1 Jean-Yves Aubone, and Ecuador’s Emilio Gomez en route.

Both men are vying to win the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge for a chance to play in the French Open.

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18-year-old American Jared Donaldson continues his run for a maiden Tallahassee Tennis Challenger title as he takes on Argentina’s Facundo Arguello in the semifinals.

Donaldson, who won his first Challenger tour title earlier this year in Maui, won three tough battles en route to the semis, defeating FSU’s No.1 Benjamin Lock in the first round, No.8 seed James McGee in the second, and France’s Vincent Millot in the third.

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No.5 seed Facundo Arguello is through to his first semifinal in Tallahassee. The Argentine has qualified for three ATP main draw events this year. He beat three Americans to advance to the semis: Stefan Kozlov, Tommy Paul, and Mitchell Krueger.

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The Indian duo of Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh booked their spot in the doubles final with a tough 7-6(10), 6-4 win over the Argentinian pair of Facundo Arguello and Andrea Collarini.

Devvarman/Singh are looking for their first Challenger doubles title together.