Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Baxter Wins to Earn Rematch with Burnett | Area Players Luxembourg, Adams Also Advance

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Baxter Wins to Earn Rematch with Burnett | Area Players Luxembourg, Adams Also Advance

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TENNIS USTA NATIONAL MEN'S 50 CLAY COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS

SARASOTA -- Rill Baxter had an easy day on his home courts Tuesday in the USTA NAtional Men's 50s Clay Court Championships, dropping just one game in a 6-1, 6-0 win over Steven Wade.

The Sarasota resident knows his next match will be a lot tougher.

Baxter's win earns the tournament's former winner a shot to avenge his quarterfinal loss a year ago, when his bid to upset second-seeded Jeffrey Burnett fell short in a three-set match, 5-7, 7-6 (1), 6-3.

Burnett is back, this time as the No. 4 seeded player. The North Palm Beach resident set up a showdown with Baxter by overcoming a one-set deficit to beat Zsolt Juhasz, 6-7 (0), 6-3, 6-3.

Sarasota's Erik Luxembourg also finds himself in familiar territory with a spot in the round of 16 against third-seeded Willie Alumbaugh after beating Michael Brady 6-2, 6-1. …

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