Sport in Short: Tennis

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FEDERATION CUP WOMEN'S TEAM TOURNAMENT (Frankfurt): Quarter-finals: Spain bt Argentina 2-1 (C Martinez bt F Labat 6-0 6-1; A Sanchez Vicario bt M Paz 6-2 6-1; N Perez and V Ruano lost to Paz and P Tarabini 4-6 6-7). Australia bt Czechoslovakia 2-1 (R McQuillan lost to H Sukova 6-7 6-4

1-6; N Provis bt J Novotna 7-5 6-0; Provis and R Stubbs bt Novotna and A Strnadova 6-3 6-3). Qualifying play-offs: Bulgaria bt Hungary 2-1 (E Pampoulova-Wagner lost to A M Foldenyi bt Bulgaria 4-6 2-6; K Maleeva bt A Temesvari 6-3 6-4; M Maleeva and Pampoulova-Wagner bt K Gyorke and V Csurgo 7-6 4-6 6-1). South Africa bt Mexico 3-0 (M de Swardt bt L Novelo 6-1 7-6; A Coetzer bt A Gavaldon 6-2 6-1; E Reinach and de Swardt bt Gavaldon and I Petrov 6-0 6-0). Switzerland bt Paraguay 3-0 (C Fauche bt L Schaerer 3-6 6-2 6-1; M Maleeva-Fragniere bt R de los Rios 6-2 6-2; M Strebel and E Zardo bt de los Rios and V Valdovinos 6-2 6-2). Finland bt Great Britain 2-1 (N Dahlman bt S Gomer 6-4 6-0; P Thoren bt J Durie 6-3 7-5; Dahlman and A Aallonen lost to Gomer and C Wood 1-6 4-6).

DAVIS CUP Euro/African Zone Group Two Second round: Athens: Greece lead Bulgaria 2-0. Nicosia: Morocco lead Cyprus 2-0. Luxembourg: Luxembourg level with Egypt 1-1. Abidjan: Zimbabwe lead Ivory Coast 2-0. Euro/African Zone Group Two relegation play-offs: Galway: Ireland lead Malta 2-0 (E Collins bt C Gatt 6-1 6-2 6-0; O Casey bt G Asciak 6-1 6-1 6-2). Accra: Ghana level with Togo 1-1. Monaco: Monaco lead Zambia 2-0.

NATIONS BANK CLASSIC MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Washington DC): Third round: I Lendl (US) bt J Grabb (US) 6-1 7-6; M Washington (US) bt J Arias (US) 3-6 6-2 6-3; G Raoux (Fr) bt M Ondruska (SA) 6-4 6-2; G Muller (SA) bt K Curren (US) 4-6 6-3 7-6.

ATP GRAND PRIX MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Stuttgart): Quarter-finals: T Muster (Aut) bt B Karbacher (Ger) 3-6 6-1 6-3; A Medvedev (CIS) bt S Edberg (Swe) 1-6 6-4 6-4; W Ferreira (SA) bt G Ivanisevic (Croa) 6-3 6-7 6-4; K Novacek (Cz) bt C Costa (Sp) 6-2 7-6.

MIDNIGHT SUN ATP MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Tampere, Fin): Quarter-finals: K Carlsen (Den) bt F Fetterlein (Den) 3-6 7-5 6-4; M A Gorriz (Sp) bt L Jonsson (Swe) 6-4 7-5; B Wuyts (Bel) bt D Prinosil (Ger) 2-6 6-3 6-4; T Carbonell (Sp) bt O Fernandez (Mex) 6-3 7-6.

NORTHERN ELECTRIC OPEN MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Newcastle-upon-Tyne): Singles quarter-finals: G Rusedski (Can) bt P Baur (Ger) 6-7 7-6 6-2; C van Rensburg (SA) bt D Vacek (Cz) 6-2 6-3. Doubles semi-final: K Kinnear (US) and P Nyborg (Swe) bt P Baur (Ger) and T Nelson (US) 6-2 6-4.

PATHMARK CLASSIC WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Mahwah, New Jersey): Second round: M Seles (Yug) bt J Santrock (US) 6-0 6-2; M J Fernandez (US) bt K Phebus (US) 6-4 6-0.

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