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Ontario skip Rachel Homan has advanced to the Rogers Grand Slam of Curling semi-finals (file photo). (SHAUN BEST/REUTERS)
Ontario skip Rachel Homan has advanced to the Rogers Grand Slam of Curling semi-finals (file photo). (SHAUN BEST/REUTERS)

Rachel Homan stays unbeaten, advances to Masters Grand Slam of Curling semis Add to ...

Rachel Homan continued her undefeated run through the Rogers Masters Grand Slam of Curling.

The Ottawa skip defeated Tracy Horgan of Sudbury, Ont., 6-2 on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals.

Homan, who finished 5-0 in the round robin, will play Eve Muirhead in the next round after the Scot cruised past Calgary’s Shannon Kleibrink 7-2.

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The other women’s semi will feature Winnipeg’s Chelsea Carey against Silvana Tirinzoni of Switerland. Carey shut out Heather Strong of St. John’s, N.L., 4-0 while Tirinzoni edged Sherry Middaugh of Coldwater, Ont., 6-5.

On the men’s side, Brad Jacobs of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., was stunned by qualifier Steve Laycock of Saskatoon 4-1 in their quarter-final match.

Jacobs had gone undefeated in the round robin before running into Laycock, who will face Jim Cotter of Kelowna, B.C.

Cotter advanced past Winnipeg’s Mike McEwen 6-3.

The other semi will feature Edmonton’s Kevin Martin against Calgary’s Kevin Koe.

Martin moved on with a 5-3 win over Winnipeg’s Jeff Stoughton, while Koe held off Toronto’s Mark Bice.

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