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Summary: Muscat: Turkey's top seeds Altug Celikbilek and Cem Hizlialp were eliminated in the boys doubles ...

Muscat : Turkey's top seeds Altug Celikbilek and Cem Hizlialp were eliminated in the boys doubles quarterfinals of the Oman ITF Junior (Under-18) Tournament at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. On a shortened day of action when only boys and girls doubles took place, the Turkish pair lost on match tie-break 4-6, 6-3, 10-2 to Latvian Arturs Lazdins and Justin Roberts of Bahamas. The second-seeded team of Mert Adanali and Ata Hergunvari, also from Turkey, also fell in the quarterfinals losing 5-7, 6-4, 12-10 to Irish and Ducth duo of Peter Bothwell and Tallon Griekspoor. In the girls doubles, Turkish second seeds Mina Guner Karamercan and Muge Topsel were toppled by Dutch pair of Janine Hemmes and Inger van Dijkman 6-3, 6-1. Unseeded Egyptians Habiba Lasheen and Saf Mathana overcame Indian fourth seeds Sanjana Sudhir and Karman Kaur Thandi for a 7-6 (5), 1-6, 10-8. Boys doubles quarterfinals: Peter Bothwell/Tallon Griekspoor (IRL/NED) bt Mert Adanli/Ata Hergunvarim (TUR x2) 5-7, 6-4, 12-10; Arturs Lazdins/Justin Roberts (LAT/BAH) bt Altug Celikbilek/Cem Hizlialp (TUR x1) 4-6, 6-3, 10-2; Denis Borisov/Stefan Frljanic (RUS/CAN) bt Vorachon Rakpuangchon/Armado C Soemarno (THA/INA) 6-1, 6-2; Aleksandr Ernepesov/Georgiy Pochay (TKM x3) bt Seif Adas/Sharmal Dissanayake (JOR/SRI) 6-2, 6-1. Girls doubles qarterfinals: Apolline Rassat/Julia Soica (FRA) bt Daria Chemodanova/Valentina Kulikova (RUS) 6-3, 6-4; Janine Hemmes/Inger van Dijkman (NED) bt Mina Guner Karamercan/Muge Topsel (TUR x2) 6-3, 6-1; Dominique Covington/Ann-Christin Nilsson (GBR) bt Nicole Coopersmith/Maria Siopacha (USA/CYP) 7-5, 6-2.

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
Geographic Code:7OMAN
Date:Feb 6, 2013
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