O'Mara bows out in Ilkley quarter-finals

Jonny O'Mara lost 6-3, 7-5 to fourth seed Neil Pauffley

Jonny O'Mara lost 6-3, 7-5 to fourth seed Neil Pauffley

First published in Sport

KEIGHLEY-born Jonny O'Mara missed out on an opportunity to extend his quarter-final today in the $15,000 Great Britain Pro Series Tournament at Ilkley.

The 19-year-old, who was at a career-high 842 in the world last month, served for the second set of his match against fourth seed Neil Pauffley.

However, O'Mara dropped his serve and went on to lose 6-3, 7-5, thereby denying him the chance of a last-four clash tomorrow against unseeded fellow Briton LewisBurton.

The latter defeated Andrew Watson – conqueror of second seed Ed Corrie on Thursday – 6-4, 6-4 to reach his first semi-final since Thailand in February .

The other semi-final is between third seed Brydan Klein, the Australian who switched his allegiance to Britain last year, and fifth-seeded defending champion Marcus Daniell, of New Zealand, who beat Britain's Julian Cash 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.

Klein defeated home-based Keelan Oakley 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

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