Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 10/25/14
CLAREMONT, Calif., (Sept. 15, 2012) – Winning eight singles matches in nine days finally proved too much for Haythem Abid to overcome, as the 27-year-old veteran Tunisia Davis Cup player came out flat and fell to 28-year-old and unseeded Prakash Amritraj, 6-2, 6-1, on Saturday in the semifinals at the 17th annual Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Pro Classic, a $10,000 USTA Pro Circuit men’s event. Amritraj will play No. 2-seeded fellow Southern Californian Daniel Kosakowski, who beat qualifier Daniel Nguyen, 7-6 (3), 6-3, on a scorching day at the Claremont Club. The final is set for 10 a.m. Abid has played more than 50 Davis Cup ties for Tunisia, a country led by world Top 100 player Malek Jaziri, and which currently competes in the Euro African World Group II. “We’ve played some teams like Ghana, Zimbabwe and India,” said the former UCLA Bruin Abid, who lives in Westwood and trains at the Weil Academy in Ojai. “For me, playing Davis Cup has really just kept the competitive ...
PLAYERS: Prakash Amritraj
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