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Tennis Roundup : Pernfors Loses to Gunnarsson in Swiss Open

July 12, 1986|From Times Wire Services

Jan Gunnarsson of Sweden upset third-seeded Mikael Pernfors, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, to advance to the semifinals of the $23l,000 Swiss Open tennis tournament at Gstaad, Switzerland.

Gunnarsson's opponent will be top-seeded Stefan Edberg, who defeated unseeded Damir Keretic of West Germany, 6-4, 6-1.

In other quarterfinal action, Emilio Sanchez of Spain eliminated Jakob Hlasek of Switzerland, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, while the match between Roland Stadler of Switzerland and Tomas Smid of Czechoslovakia was interrupted by rain with Stadler leading, 4-2, in the first set.

Second-seeded Tim Wilkison advanced to the semifinals of the $117,000 Volvo Hall of Fame tournament by beating unseeded Val Wilder, 7-5, 6-2, at Newport, R.I.

Wilkison will play South African Eddie Edwards today in one semifinal match. Edwards defeated Marc Flur, 6-0, 4-6, 6-4.

Danie Visser of South Africa and Bill Scanlon of Dallas will meet in the other semifinal.

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