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Jana Hlavacova, of the Czech Republic, lashes a forehand during her two hour 35-minute 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 fourth-round defeat of the Italian Laura Dell'Angelo in the Under-16 European Junior Championships at Hatfield yesterday. Hlavacova now advances to the quarter-final s of the girls' singles.

All British interest was extinguished in the second round. In the boys' singles, fifth seed Simon Dixon of Surrey, who reached the quarter-finals last year, was beaten by the Swede, Andreas Vinciguerra, 6-2, 6-2, while the ninth-seeded Cheshire player, Alan Mackin, lost to Martin Paas, of the Netherlands, 7-5, 6-3.

In the girl's event, Scotland's Hannah Collin, who was unseeded, lost to Stailava Hrozenska of Slovakia, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, while Yorkshire's Sarah Gregg went down to the French girl, Laetitia Sanchez, 6-3, 6-1. In the boys' doubles Dixon and Mackin won two matches, beating Belarus and then the Portuguese pair of Pedro Saraiva and Goncalo Figueriedo. They now face Hungary in the quarter-finals.

In the girls competition, Collin and Gregg lost their first-round match to another Belarus pair, Sophie Borgions and Elena Larichko, 6-4, 6-4.