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Top-seeded Brit sails into Mansfield tennis final

Top seed Liam Broady of Great Britain reached the singles final of the Futures of Mansfield with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over No. 3 seed Henrique Cunha of Brazil during semifinal action Saturday at Walnut Creek Country Club.

The 20-year-old Broady, who is ranked No. 270, has not dropped a set in his four matches on the way to the final. He will meet No. 4 seed Dimitar Kutrovsky of Bulgaria at 11:30 a.m. today.

Kutrovsky, a 27-year-old former Texas Longhorns star, reached the final with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over 16-year-old American Michael Mmoh, who trains at Nick Bollettieri’s IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

Kutrovsky, who also hasn’t lost a set in Mansfield, was a three-time All-American for UT and is the winningest player in school history with 230 combined singles and doubles wins.

Kutrovsky turned pro in 2010 and won his second career Futures title in Canada in March. He is also a Davis Cup veteran for Bulgaria, with a 6-5 overall record, and a 4-2 mark this year.

Broady, a boys finalist at the U.S. Open in 2012, played his way through qualifying last week and reached the round of 16 at the USTA Challenger in Tiburon, Calif. He has won three ITF Futures singles titles this year, including back-to-back titles in Canada and Great Britain in August.

After the singles final, the day won’t be done for either Broady or Kutrovsky. They will square off again in the doubles final. Broady will team up with UCLA sophomore Dennis Novikov of San Jose, Calif., when the No. 2 seeds take on No. 3 seeds Kutrovsky and Cunha.

Broady won the 2010 Wimbledon boys doubles title and the 2012 Australian Open boys doubles title.

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