September 06, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) Sixth-seeded Francis Tiafoe of College Park, Maryland, couldn't convert on two match points and lost to fifth-seeded Quentin Halys of France in the U.S. Open boys' semifinals Saturday.

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The 17-year-old Halys won 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (6). He will play unseeded Omar Jasika of Australia in the final. Jasika was leading Jan Choinski of Germany 6-3, 4-1 when Choinski retired with heat-related problems.

Ninth-seeded Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine will face Marie Bouzkova of Czech Republic in the girls' final. The 17-year-old Kalinina defeated wild card Katerina Stewart of Miami 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Bouzkova beat qualifier Caroline Dolehide of Hinsdale, Illinois, 6-3, 6-1.

The last Americans to reach the U.S. Open boys' final were Jack Sock and Denis Kudla in 2010.

The 16-year-old Tiafoe plans to focus on pro events next year and may not play in the Grand Slam junior tournaments.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)