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Nick Gould, of Bristol, reached his first final of the year when he beat Israel's Jonathan Erlich 6-3 6-3 in the LTA Summer Satellite tournament at Southsea yesterday.

ATP TOURNAMENT (Mason, Ohio) Men's singles third round: A Agassi (US) bt A Berasategui (Sp) 6-0 0-6 6-2; P Sampras (US) bt T Martin (US) 6-7 6-4 7-6; M Chang (US) bt P Rafter (Aus) 7-5 6-1; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt B Steven (NZ) 6-4 6-4; R Furlan (It) bt W Ferreira (SA) 7-6 4-6 7-6; M Stich (Ger) bt P McEnroe (US) 7-6 6-3; J Courier (US) bt B Karbacher (Ger) 7-5 6-2; T Enqvist (Swe) bt J Siemerink (Neth) 6-2 6-3. Quarter-final: Enquist bt Ivanisevic 4-6 6-0 6-3; Stich bt Sampras 6-7 7-6 6-1; Agassi bt Furlan 6-3 6-4.

WOMEN'S ACURA CLASSIC (Manhattan Beach, Calif) Singles third round: A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt S Appelmans (Bel) 6-0 3-6 6-2; G Sabitini (Arg) bt K Habsudova (Slovak) 6-1 6-2; L Davenport (US) bt A Coetzer (SA) 7- 5 6-3; A Huber (Ger) bt R Grande (It) 6-4 4-6 7-5; N Zvereva (Bela) bt A Carlsson (Swe) 4-6 6-3 6-2; Y Basuki (Indon) bt N Tauziat (Fr) 7-6 6- 3; C Rubin (US) bt N Baudone (It) 7-6 3-6 6-1.

LTA SUMMER SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Southsea) Men's singles semi-finals: C Haggard (SA) bt L Milligan (GB) 4-6 6-4 6-1; N Gould (GB) bt J Erlich (Isr) 6-3 6-3. Women's singles semi-finals: J Lutrova (Rus) bt L Woodroffe (GB) 6-2 6-2; J Wood (GB) bt R Mawdsley (Aus) 6-4 7-6.

SAN MARINO MEN'S OPEN Singles second round: D Nargiso (It) bt G Schaller (Aut) 7-6 6-3; F de Wulf (Bel) bt S Noszaly (Hun) 7-6 6-3. Quarter-finals: De Wulf bt Nargiso 6-4 4-6 7-6; S Pescosolido (It) bt A Costa (Sp) 5- 5 default; T Muster (Aut) bt A Voinea (Rom) 7-6 2-6 6-4; A Gaudenzi (It) bt S Dosedel (Cz Rep) 6-2 6-0.

MEN'S ATP CHALLENGER (Binghamton, New York) Singles second round: J Sekulov (Aus) bt M Maclagan (GB) 6-1 6-2.

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