Singles quarters set at HCC Futures tourney

PALM VALLEY — The singles quarterfinals get underway today at the Harlingen Country Club Men’s $25,000 Futures tennis tournament.

Fourth-seed Ryan Shane of the United States takes on fifth-seed Luke Bambridge of Great Britain for a chance to advance to Saturday’s semifinals. The match is set to begin after 11:30 a.m. on Court 1. Bambridge advanced to last year’s tournament finals, but fell short and had to settle for second place.

Meanwhile, seventh-seed Ulises Blanch of the United States will take on compatriot Jeffrey John Wolf in a match set to get underway at 10 a.m. on Court 3. At the same time on Court 1, Strong Kirchheimer faces Ryan Haviland in an all U.S. quarterfinal.

The final singles quarterfinal of the day pits Evan Zhu of the United States against Alexei Popyrin of Australia. The match begins after 1 p.m. on Court 1.

In doubles action, half of the finals were set as the team of Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant beat Aron Hiltzk and Or Ram-Harel 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Thursday to advance to Sunday’s doubles championship match.

Adams and Vinsant will await the winner of today’s doubles other semifinal, which pits Hunter Johnson and Yates Johnson vs. Henry Patrick Cacciatore and Dennis Nevolo. The match is set to begin after 4:30 p.m. on Court 1.

Both the singles and doubles finals will be played on Sunday.