Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The finals are set in the Levene, Gouldin and Thompson Tennis Challenger at Rec Park in Binghamton.
In the first singles semifinal of the day, qualifier Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) defeated Adrien Bossel (SUI) 6-4, 7-5. Wolmarans went up a break early in the first set when he broke Bossel serving at 1-1. Both held serve the remainder of the set, giving the first set to Wolmarans 6-4. In the second set, there were no service breaks until Wolmarans broke Bossel, who was serving at 5-6 to take the set into a tiebreak, for the second time in the match, to take the set 7-5 and secure the win and a spot in the Sunday’s final.
In the second semifinal singles match of the day, American Michael Yani defeated Daniel King-Turner (NZL) 7-5, 6-4. In the first set, Yani completed the first service break of the match when King-Turner, serving at 2-2, gifted Yani with 2 double faults to give Yani the service break, and the 3-2 lead. King-Turner got the break back when Yani played a loose game, including regifting the 2 double faults, when he was serving at 4-4. Yani secured a second service break with King-Turner serving at 5-5, then held serve to close out the set at 7-5.
Yani broke the serve of King-Turner in the first game of the second set, and that was all he needed, as both players held serve the rest of the way to give Yani the second set 6-4.
The Israeli doubles team of Dudi Sela and Harel Srugo defeated the American team of Shaun Bernstein and Evan King 7-6(5), 7-5.
Adrien Bossel (SUI) and Michael McClune (USA) defeated Tennys Sandgren(USA) and Rhyne Williams (USA), the number 3 seeded doubles team, 6-1, 7-6(6). After a lackluster first set, Williams and Sandgren seemed rejuvenated in the second set, and jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the tiebreak. Bossel and McClune battled back to even the tiebreak at 5-5, and eventually to an 8-6 win. Bossel and McClune, are teaming up together for the first time, and will now advance to the doubles final, tomorrow at 11:00. Bossell was playing for the second time today, having dropped his singles semifinal earlier in the day to Fritz Wolmarams (RSA) 6-4, 7-5.