• Alcantara reaches quarterfinal in Indonesia

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    Filipino qualifier Francis Casey Alcantara marched into the quarterfinal round of the Combiphar Tennis Open after posting a 6-3, 6-1 victory over seventh seed Indonesian Sasi Kumar Mukund on Thursday at the Sultan Hotel hard court in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    Alcantara, a member of the Philippine Davis Cup team, will be up against second seed Japanese Makoto Ochi, who outclassed Taiwanese Cing-Yang Meng, 6-2, 6-2.

    Top seed Korean Kim Cheong-Eui also made it to the quarterfinal after pulling off a 6-4, 6-3 win over Indonesian wildcard Justin Barki.

    Kim’s next opponent will be Japanese Shintaro Imai, who survived Hungarian Viktor Filipenko, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6.

    Fourth seed Yusuke Takahashi and No. 8 Kento Takeuchi forged a Final 8 showdown after beating their respective rivals in this event sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation.

    Takahashi defeated Australian qualifier Jake Delaney, 6-2, 6-4, while Takeuchi prevailed over Canadian qualifier Kelsey Stevenson, 6-4, 7-5.

    Renta Tokuda joined his four compatriots in the quarterfinal after hacking out a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Belgian Julien Cagnina, who ousted third seed Indonesian Christopher Rungkat, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the first round.

    Tokuda will meet the winner between fifth seed French Enzo Couacaud and Indonesian David Agung Susanto.

    PNA

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