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Tennis Roundup : Nigerian Scores Win in Australia

January 03, 1987|From Times Wire Services

Nduka Odizor of Nigeria upset top-seeded Ramesh Krishnan of India, 6-3, 6-2, Friday in the quarterfinals of the $97,000 South Australian Open tennis tournament at Adelaide, Australia.

The eighth-seeded Odizor will play Bill Scanlon in the semifinals today. Scanlon defeated Canada's Glenn Michibata, 7-6, 7-5, in a rain-dampened quarterfinal Friday.

Michibata led, 5-4, and was on serve in the second set, but Scanlon reeled off three straight games for the match.

In another quarterfinal upset, Australian Davis Cup player Wally Masur defeated second-seeded Amos Mansdorf of Israel, 6-2, 6-4. Masur's semifinal opponent will be Michiel Schapers of the Netherlands, who beat Australia's John Fitzgerald, 7-6, 6-4, in a match that was delayed several hours by rain.

At Brisbane, Australia, top-seeded Hana Mandlikova of Czechoslovakia scored a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Canadian teen-ager Helen Kelesi to move into the semifinals of the $100,000 Jason women's tournament.

Today, Mandlikova will face third-seeded Helena Sukova, a 7-5, 6-3 winner over South African Ros Fairbank. In the other semifinal, Pam Shriver will meet Betsy Nagelsen.

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