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Friday 19 July 1996
Chris Wilkinson, the top seed and defending champion, went out of the Manchester Challenger tournament yesterday on a day when the top three seeds all made early exits. The former British Davis Cup player was beaten by the Spaniard Oscar Burrieza, 3-6, 6-2, 7-6. Dick Norman, of Belgium, lost 7-6, 7-5 to Ben Ellwood, of Australia, and another Briton, Danny Sapsford, the No 3 seed, lost to Germany's Lars Rehmann, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.
MANCHESTER CHALLENGER (Didsbury) Men's singles second round: O Burrieza (Sp) bt C Wilkinson (GB) 3-6 6-2 7-6; F Wibier (Neth) bt C Haggard (SA) 7-6 6-2; L Rehmann (Ger) bt D Sapsford (GB) 6-4 3-6 6-3; P Tramacchi (Aus) bt R Schuttler (Ger) 6-1 1-6 6-3; T Spinks (GB) bt C Beecher (GB) 7-5 3-6 7-6; M Petchey (GB) bt R Vasek (Cz Rep) 6-3 2-6 6-2; N Gould (GB) bt N Behr (Isr) 2-6 6-2 6-3; B Ellwood (Aus) bt D Norman (Bel) 7-6 7-5.
LEGG MASON CLASSIC (Washington) Second round: M Chang (US) bt G Grant (US) 6-1 6-3; W Ferreira (SA) bt O Ogorodov (Uzbek) 6-2 6-0; A Costa (Sp) bt S Campbell (US) 6-3 2-6 6-4; R Reneberg (US) bt M Ondruska (SA) 6-4 6-3; P Haarhuis (Neth) bt M Joyce (US) 3-6 6-4 6-1; R Furlan (It) bt S Sargisian (Arm) 6-3 7-5; K Kucera (Slovak) bt B Black (Zim) 6-2 6-0; H Arazi (Mor) bt D Prinosil (Ger) 6-3 6-3; C Woodruff (US) bt J Krosiak (Slovak) 6-4 6-3; V Spadea (US) bt B Shelton (US) 6-4 6-1; M Hadad (Col) bt W McGuire (US) 6-3 6-4; K Carlsen (Den) bt S Lareau (Can) 6-3 6-3; L Roux (Fr) bt N Pereira (Ven) 6-3 7-5; N Godwin (SA) bt J Courier (US) 6-4 6-4. Third round: P Rafter (Aus) bt A Agassi (US) 6-7 6-0 6-2.
MERCEDES CUP (Stuttgart) Third round: M Goellner (Ger) bt D Rikl (Cz Rep) 6-0 6-3; T Muster (Aut) bt G Blanco (Sp) 6-3 6-0; Y Kafelnikov (Rus) bt M Tillstrom (Swe) 6-3 7-6; A Volkov (Rus) bt S Edberg (Swe) 2-6 6-46- 3; A Corretja (Sp) bt C Moya (Sp) 6-4 6-3; A Berasategui (Sp) bt B Ulihrach (Cz Rep) 6-7 6-1 6-1; F Mantilla (Sp) bt M Larsson (Swe) 5-7 6-4 7-5; F Clavet (Sp) bt M Gustafsson (Swe) 6-3 6-1.
LTA WOMEN'S SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Frinton) Quarter-finals: S-A Siddall (GB) bt A Briegel (Ger) 6-2 6-2; P Nelson (US) bt H Crook (GB) 4-6 6-1 6-2; S Indemini (It) bt G Niland (Rep Irl) 7-6 7-5; S De Beer (SA) bt A Jensen (Aus) 6-3 6-3.
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