30 Apr 2012

Dan King-Turner doubles runner-up in Challanger

1:46 pm on 30 April 2012

New Zealand's Dan King-Turner and partner Frederik Nielsen of Denmark reached the doubles final of the US$125,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Taiwan over the weekend.

The unseeded pair caused an upset knocking out top seeds Alexander Kudryavtsev of Russia and Ukrainian Denys Molchanov 6-2 6-1 in the quarterfinals and fourth seeds Cheng-Peng Hsieh and Hsin-Han Lee in the semi-finals.

In the final King-Turner and Neilsen faced second seeds John Paul Fruttero of the USA and Raven Klaasen of Russia.

The Kiwi and Danish duo took out the first set in a tiebreak but lost the second set 7-5.

In the third set super tiebreak, it was the second seeds to come up with the 10-8 win.

King-Turner also reached the semi-finals of the singles.

King-Turner, coming back onto the circuit ranked at 816, lost to third seed and world number 95 Tatsuma Ito of Japan 5-7 6-3 3-6.