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What began as a sixteen-player main draw Thursday morning is down to the top four seeds who progressed to the 2016 S.L. Green U.S. Men’s Championship semifinals Thursday night at the McArthur Squash Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The first semifinal on Friday will be the first career match up between defending champion and top seed Todd Harrity and four seed Faraz Khan.
Both Harrity and Khan advanced to the semifinals with three-game quarterfinal victories Thursday against Atticus Kelly and Adrian Leanza respectively.
Harrity will be looking to reach what will only be his third S.L. Green final appearance, while a Khan upset over the world No. 49 would mean his first final appearance.
The second semifinal will be the fourth S.L. Green match between two seed and world No. 57 Chris Gordon and nine-time national champion Julian Illingworth.
Gordon held off Franklin & Marshall graduate Dylan Cunningham in three games, while Illingworth endured the longest quarterfinal against U.S. Junior Champion Andrew Douglas, who pushed the thirty-two-year old to four games.
Illingworth has won all three previous encounters against Gordon in this competition, but Gordon won the last match against world No. 150 Illingworth on the PSA Tour—a five-game, ninety-five-minute marathon in the 2013 Indian Summer Tournament.
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