Sport in Short: Tennis

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BRIAN MacPHIE, an American amateur ranked No 871 in the world, beat David Wheaton, the top seed, 6-4, 7-6 in the second round of the Hall of Fame Championship in Newport, Rhode Island, yesterday.

MICHAEL STICH, the former Wimbledon champion, has flown home to Germany after severe hip pain forced him to pull out of the Gunze tournament in Osaka, Japan, yesterday.

LTA CHALLENGER TROPHY (Bristol): Men's singles, second round: B Larkham (Aus) bt A Foster (GB) 6-4 6-2; D Vacek (Cz) bt S Simian (Fr) 6-3 7-6; K Kinnear (US) bt P Nyborg (Swe) 6-4 6-4; S Sansoni (Fr) bt N Odizor (Nig) 7-6 6-4; J Morgan (Aus) bt C Wilkinson (GB) 6-4 6-3; P Baur (Ger) bt B Joelson (US) 7-6 6-7 6-4; M Petchey (GB) bt P Rafter (Aus) 5-7 7-6 7-6; L Paes (Ind) bt C Bailey (GB) 6-3 6-4.

GUNZE TOURNAMENT (Osaka, Jap): Men's singles quarter-finals: R Krajicek (Neth) bt K Alami (Mor) 6-3 6-2; W Ferreira (SA) bt M Woodforde (Aus) 6-4 7-6. Women's singles quarter-finals: L Meskhi (Georg) bt M Maleeva (Bul) 7-5 6-2; K Maleeva (Bul) b A Sugiyama (Jap) 6-0 6-1.

HALL OF FAME MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP (Newport, Rhode Island): Second round: B MacPhie (US) bt D Wheaton (US) 6-4 7-6; C van Rensburg (SA) bt R Weiss (US) 6-3 6-3; N Borwick (Aus) bt L Herrera (Mex) 6-3 3-6 7-6; A Antonitsch (Aut) bt T Martin (US) 7-6 6-4.

SWEDISH MEN'S OPEN (Bastad): Second round: T Carbonell (Sp) bt L Jonsson (Swe) 6-2 6-7 6-2; G Perez-Roldan (Arg) bt C Pistolesi (It)

6-4 6-1; M Larsson (Swe) bt F Fetterlein (Den) 6-1 6-4; A Boetsch (Fr) bt J Gunnarsson (Swe) 6-4 6-3.

SWISS MEN'S OPEN (Gstaad): First round: G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt C Mezzadri (Swit) 6-4 7-6; F Clavet (Sp) bt C Costa (Sp) 6-4 3-6 6-4; G Dzelde (Latv) bt F Roig (Sp) 1-6 7-5 7-6. Second round: F Santoro (Fr) bt P Korda (Cz) 1-6 7-5 6-2; M Chang (US) bt C Pioline (Fr) 3-6 7-6 7-5; Ivanisevic bt Dzelde 6-3 6-3; E Sanchez (Sp) bt T Muster (Aut) 7-5 6-0; S Bruguera (Sp) bt S Rhode (Ger) 6-4 6-1; K Novacek (Cz) bt A Cherkasov (CIS) 6-4 6-4; G Markus (Arg) bt O Camporese (It) 6-4 3-6 7-6; Clavet bt J Hlasek (Swit) 6-2 6-4.

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Kitzbuhel, Aut): Second round: C Martinez (Sp) bt C Fauche (Swit) 6-2 6-3; A Coetzer (SA) bt P Thoren (Fin) 6-1 6-0; S Cecchini (It) bt S Meier (Ger) 6-3 7-5; A Dechaume (Fr) bt B Paulus (Aut) 4-6 6-4 6-2.

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Palermo, It): First round: Second round: P Langrova (Cz) bt F Bonsignori (It) 6-2 5-7 6-3; S Farina (It) bt M Paz (Arg) 6-3 6-4; H Cioffi (US) bt E Zardo (Swit) 6-1 1-6 6-1.

MIDLAND BANK SCHOOLS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Queenswood School, Hatfield): Boys' quarter-finals: Repton bt Bromsgrove 6-0; Millfield bt Nottingham 5-1; KCS bt Bedford Modern 5-1; Sevenoaks bt St George's 6-0. Semi- finals: Sevenoaks bt KCS 4-2; Repton bt Millfield 5-1. Girls' quarter-finals: Millfield bt Maynard 5-1; Bedford bt Repton 3-3 (7-6); Withington bt Edgbaston 3-3 (8-6); Queenswood bt Towers 5-1. Semi- finals: Queenswood bt Withington 6-0; Millfield bt Repton.

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