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Emirates Team New Zealand into Louis Vuitton final

Updated: May 23, 2007, 3:04 PM ET
Associated Press

VALENCIA, Spain -- Emirates Team New Zealand wanted a challenging race. Desafio Espanol gave it one.

With Luna Rossa of Italy already in the final, the Kiwis were pleased to get a tough contest from their Spanish opponents, taking the best-of-nine Louis Vuitton Cup semifinals 5-2 in a series many expected the two-time America's Cup winners to sweep.

"There's a sense of relief. The Spanish were always a very dangerous team to pick," Emirates Team New Zealand tactician Terry Hutchinson ...

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