Sunderland Showdown For Norfolk Duo

Men's $50,000 Circuit Event
(1st - 5th February 2005)

» Men's Results

Three Brits have progressed into the last four of the men's $50,000 circuit event in Sunderland.

Richard Bloomfied, the eighth seed, defeated Norway's Stian Boretti 6-2, 7-6(1) to reach the semi-finals where he next faces sixth seed James Auckland who knocked out fourth seed Lee Childs 6-3, 6-4.

In the other half of the draw, second seed Mark Hilton defeated Matthew Smith 6-4, 7-6(2) and will face the number three seed Harsh Mankad of India for a place in the final.

Women's $25,000 Event
(2nd - 6th February 2005)

» Women's Results

In the top half of the draw of the women's event local girl Sarah Borwell defeated Poland's Joanna Sakowicz 6-2, 6-1 to move into the quarter-final round where she next faces Bulgaria's Maria Geznenge.

Whilst sixth seed Amanda Janes defeated Emily Webley-Smith 6-1, 6-4 and will next face Russian Irina Bulykina.

The lower half of the draw sees an all British clash with Katie O'Brien taking on third seed Elena Baltacha for a place in the semis.

O'Brien defeated Gaelle Widmer of Switzerland 6-3, 7-5 whilst Baltacha defeated Pauline Parmentier of France 6-2, 6-2.

[03.02.05 LTA Communications]
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Richard Bloomfield (left) & James Auckland (right)Mark Hilton