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WSC: Team USA sends four to quarters


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Published: September 24, 2012 | Bowl.com
Team USA's four players went unbeaten in their matches Monday as they secured spots in Tuesday's quarterfinals at the World Tenpin Bowling Association World Singles Championship in Limassol, Cyprus.

1 World Singles logoAll four U.S. players had first-round byes and only had to bowl one match Monday with each of them advancing in the best-of-five single-elimination match-play bracket. Kelly Kulick and Tommy Jones both won in 3-0 sweeps, while Shannon O'Keefe and Chris Barnes were taken to the distance in 3-2 wins.

Barnes survived a tough match with Malaysia's Zulmazran Zulkifli to stay alive in the tournament. The Team USA star found himself down 2-1 and won the final two games 277-256 and 259-236 to advance.

O'Keefe pulled out a 3-2 win over Canada's Isabelle Rioux. After taking the first two games, O'Keefe allowed Rioux to even up the match before winning the decider 255-203.

Kulick easily dispatched of the Netherlands' Wendy Kok with wins of 264-222, 269-185 and 238-192. Jones took down Denmark's Thomas Larsen, taking victories of 267-243, 217-193 and 206-192.

In the semifinals, Jones will battle England's Stuart Williams, while Barnes takes on Qatar's Khaled Al Dossari. Kulick will face Sweden's Joline Persson-Planefors, while O'Keefe laces up against Malaysia's Esther Cheah.

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