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Blake rolls past 15-year-old Harrison to reach quarterfinals

Updated: April 17, 2008, 9:39 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Top-seeded James Blake beat 15-year-old Ryan Harrison 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday to move into the quarterfinals in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship.

Blake needed just 50 minutes to eliminate the Texas teen, who earlier this week won his first ever tour match. Harrison is only the 11th player since the Open Era began in 1968 to win a main-draw match at 15.

"The kid's really good," Blake told the partisan Texas crowd after the match. "There's a lot of good things in ...

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