Cash-Vines Reach World Tennis Semis

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

The American team of Wes Cash and Mark Vines advanced to Friday's semifinals with a 6-0, 6-1 win against No.6 Klaus Lebthal-Michael Rasche at the 2013 Senior World Doubles Tennis Championship in Anatalya, Turkey.

Cash and Vines (No.2 seed) will play No.5 Peter Hampton (New Zealand)-Ross Persons (USA) in the semis on Friday.

Also, the American team of Mike Tammen-Daniel Waldman (No.7 seed) upset the No.1 seed Paul French-Alan Rasmussen 6-1, 6-3, also in a quarterfinal match.



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