Smyczek, Yang, Ito, Klahn move into semifinals

Both seeded players remaining in the Royal Lahaina Challenger reached the semifinal round with wins Friday at the Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch.

Second-seeded Tim Smyczek advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Austin Krajicek, and No. 3 Bradley Klahn defeated Peter Polansky 6-3, 6-2.

Smyczek and Klahn have each won their three matches in straight sets – Smyczek has lost more than three games in a set just twice.

Friday’s other semifinal winners each rallied from a set down.

Tsung-Hua Yang beat Takanyi Garanganga 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, and will face Smyczek next. Klahn will play Tatsuma Ito, a 4-6 6-3, 7-6 (5) winner over Denys Molchanov.