Sport in Short: Tennis

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The Independent Online
JEREMY BATES, fresh from his recent victory over John McEnroe in Washington two weeks ago, helped Surrey beat Middlesex 5-4 in the First Division of the LTA Inter-County Cup at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne yesterday.

LTA INTER-COUNTY WEEK Men's Group 1 (Eastbourne): Yorks 6 Essex 3; Surrey 5 Middlesex 4; Kent 7 Bucks 2. Group 2 (Southsea): Lancs 9 Derbys 0; Durham & Cleveland 8 West of Scotland 1; Hampshire & IoW 7 Oxfordshire 2. Group 5 (Roehampton): North Wales 7 Norfolk 2; Dorset 5 Sussex 4; Northants 7 Hereford & Worcs 2. Group 7A (Cambridge): Northumberland 7 South of Scotland 2; Channel Isles 5 Suffolk 4. Group 7B (Bristol): Cornwall 6 Cumbria 3; Wilts 9 Isle of Man 0. Women's Group 1 (Eastbourne): Yorks 5 Lancs 4; Leics 5 Norfolk 4; Surrey 9 Cambs 0. Group 2 (Oxford): Essex 6 Herts 3; Warwicks 7 Kent 2; Midlesex 6 Hampshire and IOW 3. Group 3 (Exmouth): Staffs 5 Notts 4; Devon 7 Oxfordshire 2; Sussex 5 Beds 4. Group 4 (Poole): North of Scotland 6 Glos 3; South Wales 6 Somerset 3; Bucks 6 Hereford and Worcs 3. Group 5 (Worthing): Berks 6 West of Scotland 3; Dorset 6 Northumberland 3; Derbys 5 Cheshire 4. Group 6 (Ilkley): Avon 7 Shrops 2; Lincs 6 South of Scotland 3; Northants 5 North Wales 4. Group 7a (Bude): East of Scotland 6 Channel Isles 3; Cornwall 5 Cumbria 4. Group 7B (Cheltenham): Durham and Cleveland 8 Suffolk 1; Wilts 9 IOM 0.

MURATTI MEN'S CLAY-COURT TOURNAMENT (San Marino) First round: J Viloca (Sp) bt T Champion (Fr) 6-4 6-2; N Kulti (Swe) bt M Cierro (It) 7-5 5-7 6-3; L Jonsson (Swe) bt T Guardiola (Fr) 6-0 6-4; R Agenor (Haiti) bt Y Klafelnikov (CIS) 6-1 6-2; G Lopez bt P Wekesa (Ken) 6-3 6-3.

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