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Christian Kleeli and Chris Harrison started their bid to retain the men’s doubles title at the Sheffield and District Tennis Championships with back to back wins despite Christian having to serve under arm due to injury.

Jacob East reached the men’s singles semi- final despite losing the first set to James Blackwell.

Finals day is tomorrow at Hallamshire Tennis Club (2pm).

Results - Mens singles - quarter final: Jacob East bt James Blackwell 3-6 6-3 6-2; Billy White bt Dom Jessop 6-4 3-0 Ret.

Ladies singles quarter-final: Agnes Hau (4) bt Katy Hudson 6-0 6-0.

Men’s doubles round 1: Christian Kleeli and Chris Harrison (1) bt Tom Mckendrick and David Roberts 6-2 6-2; Stephen Gilmour and James Hayward Browne bt Martin Hollister and Alex Smith 6-4 6-3; Tom Haslam and James Riley (4) bt William Griffiths and Gary Robinson 6-0 6-2; Andrew Bilby and Ben Fillingham bt Jamie Bennett and Christos Liaskos 6-3 6-1; Chris Bagnall and Dom Jessop bt Ivan Merrill and Paul Agbakoba 5-7 6-4 6-1; Edward Cant and Sam Salt (3) bt Paul Hattersley and Alex Spodkiewicz 6-0 6-2; Jason Oldham and Simon Oldham bt Andrew Thompson and Mike Wolstenholme 6-3 6-0; Richard Furness and Josh Gledden (2) bt James Blackwell and Thomas Lee 6-4 6-3.

Quarter-final: Christian Kleeli and Chris Harrison (1) bt Stephen Gilmour and James Hayward Browne 6-4 6-1; Tom Haslam and James Riley (4) bt Andrew Bilby and Ben Fillingham 6-3 6-4; Richard Furness and Josh Gledden (2) bt Jason Oldham and Simon Oldham 6-2 6-2.

Ladies doubles quarter-final: Rosemary Crowley and Lucy Wright bt Sarah Bagnall and Emily Jessop 6-2 6-1.

Mixed doubles quarter-final: Josh Gledden and Agnes Hau (1) bt Andrew Bilby and Joanna Davies 6-0 6-0; James Riley and Louise Holtum (4) bt Chris Bagnall and Sarah Bagnall 6-4 6-2; Craig Thompson and Liz Fogg bt Wilf Jessop and Emily Jessop (3) 6-0 6-0.