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Frank Dancevic only Canadian still alive at Odlum Brown Vancouver Open

WEST VANCOUVER, B.C. - Frank Dancevic is the last Canadian standing at the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open.

Dancevic, from Niagara, Falls, Ont., beat Belgian Ruben Bemelmans 6-4, 6-2 Friday at the Hollywood Country Club in West Vancouver, B.C. He'll take on top-ranked Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands in a semifinal match.

Toronto's Steven Diez, the other Canadian in the quarter-finals, fell 6-4, 6-3 to Israel's Dudi Sela in the late match. Sela will play Ukraine's Sergei Bubka in the other semifinal.

In second-round play of the doubles draw, Philip Bester of North Vancouver, B.C., and partner Phillip Simmonds of the United States dropped a marathon match to Belgium's Maxime Authom and Bemelmans, 7-6(4), 4-6, 10-8.

Americans are so far dominating the women's singles draw and have taken three semifinal spots.

Israel's Julia Glushko joins Jessica Pegula, Mallory Burdette and Chi Chi Scholl in the last four. All Canadian players had been eliminated prior to Friday's play.

In women's doubles action, Americans Jacqueline Cako and Natalie Pluskota won their semifinal to set up a championship match with Glushko and Australia's Olivia Rogowska.

The tournament concludes Aug. 5.

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