Henri Leconte of France upset second-seeded Pat Cash of Australia, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, Friday in the quarterfinals of the $815,000 Paris Open tennis tournament, easing local disappointment over the loss of third-seeded Yannick Noah.
Leconte advanced to today's semifinals, along with Michiel Schapers of the Netherlands, Tim Mayotte and Brad Gilbert.
Mayotte defeated Amos Mansdorf of Israel, 6-4, 6-2, and Gilbert beat Kevin Curren, 7-5, 6-4. An injury forced Noah to withdraw from his match with Schapers.
Leconte ousted Cash in a three-hour match that featured a second-set tiebreaker in which Cash fought off three match points.
Noah, who tore a muscle in his abdomen, was told he will probably be sidelined for at least three weeks.
Jim Grabb, who earlier upset Mats Wilander, was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the $525,000 Stockholm Open by Sweden's Jonas Svensson, 6-1, 6-3.
Stefan Edberg overcame a slight hand injury to beat Peter Lundgren, 6-1, 7-6. Anders Jarryd defeated Martin Laurendeau, 6-2, 6-4, and Magnus Gustafsson downed Matt Anger, 6-2, 6-4.