Sport in Short: Tennis

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THE unseeded Lizzie Jelfs, a 16-year-old from Banbury, reached her first professional final when she beat her fellow Briton, the 18-year-old Lucie Ahl from Exeter, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 in the semi-finals of the LTA women's satellite event in Newcastle yesterday. In today's final Jelfs will meet Gabi Coorengel, of the Netherlands, who beat Sylvia Plischke, of Austria, 6-3, 6-4 in the other semi-final.

JAMES BAILY, Britain's newly crowned Australian Open boys' champion, has been given a wild card for the LTA Men's indoor satellite tournament at Eastbourne next week.

MARSEILLES MEN'S OPEN Quarter-finals: J Siemerink (Neth) bt G Pozzi (It) 6-3 6-3; H Holm (Swe) bt A Boetsch (Fr) 3-6 6-4 6-0; M Rosset (Swit) bt R Gilbert (Fr) 6-4 6-4; J Hlasek (Swit) bt S Bruguera (Sp) 7-6 6-7 6-1.

DUBAI MEN'S OPEN Quarter-finals: K Novacek (Cz Rep) bt A Cherkasov (Rus) 6-2 5-7 7-5; T Muster (Aut) bt C Dosedel (Cz Rep) 6-0 6-3.

VOLVO MEN'S TOURNAMENT (San Francisco): Second round: B Gilbert (US) bt D Rostagno (US) 3-6 6-3 7-6; J Connors (US) bt B Shelton (US) 6-4 6-7 6-4.

TORAY PAN PACIFIC WOMEN'S OPEN (Yokohama, Japan): Quarter-finals: S Graf (Ger) bt Y Kamio (Japan) 6-1 6-2; M Navratilova (US) bt N Tauziat (Fr) 6-1 6-2; J Novotna (Cz Rep) bt P Shriver (US) 6-7 6-3 6-4; L Savchenko-Neiland (Lat) bt R Hiraki (Japan) 6-2 6-3.

AMWAY WOMEN'S CLASSIC TOURNAMENT (Auckland, NZ): Quarter-finals: I Gorrochategui (Arg) bt C Wood (GB) 5-7 7-5 6-4; C Kuhlman (US) bt A Kerek (Ger) 6-4 6-1; K Kschwendt (Ger) bt A Strnadova (Cz Rep) 7-5 6-4; E Reinach (SA) bt G Helgeson (US) 6-2 6-4.

LTA WOMEN'S SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Newcastle): Singles semi-finals: G Coorengel (Neth) bt S Plischke (Aut) 6-3 6-4; L Jelfs (Oxford) bt L Ahl (Devon) 3-6 6-1 7-5. Doubles semi-finals: P Rajzlova and H Vildova (Cz Rep) bt Coorengel and C Stassen (Neth) 6-4 7-6; N Bykova-Egorova and S Parhomenko (Rus) bt M Mair (East of Sco) and J Wood (Middx) 7-5 6-3.

DAVIS CUP Asia/Ocenia Zone: Group One (Manila): Philippines lead Taiwan 2-0. Group Two (Kuala Lumpur): Malaysia level with China 1-1. (Lahore): Pakistan level with Sri Lanka 1-1. American Zone Group One (Mexico City): Mexcio lean Canada 1-0; (Santiago): Chile level with Bahamas 1-1. Group Two (Guayaquil): Ecuador lead Venezuela 2-0; (Lima): Peru level with Colombia 1-1.

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