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Injury threatens to ruin Peter Corrie's chances of silverware in Dublin

By John Flack

Four players will fly the flag for Ulster in today's Irish Junior National Championship semi-finals in Dublin but an injury is threatening Peter Corrie's chances of progressing to the decider and landing the Under-18 crown.

The Hilden player has an Achilles problem, sustained during yesterday's 6-1 7-5 victory over Fergus O'Rourke, and his coach Alex Watt is hoping he recovers in time for today's clash with top seed Morgan Lohan.

Watt said: "It's a difficult enough task as it is playing someone of his calibre, so hopefully Peter can shake off the knock and be fully fit for the match.

"Having watched Morgan in his quarter-final, I have devised a gameplan which I believe can work but it's going to be tough."

Also through to today's semis are U16s Caleb Ralston and Jessica Leeman along with top-seeded U12 Rachel McCrum.

Meanwhile, Windsor's Karola Bejenaru lost 6-1 3-6 6-0 to Cristina Adamescu in the second round of the $10k tournament in Romania yesterday.

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