Sport in Short: Tennis

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BJORN BORG'S comeback in the US Professional Championships continued yesterday when he beat the American David Hall 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in the second round at Brookline, Massachusetts. The 36-year-old Swede said: 'I'm getting better. The more I play the more confident I am. I am starting to go more for the shot.'

US MEN'S PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (Brookline, Mass, US unless stated): Singles: Second round: A Volkov (Russia) bt D Bosse (SA) 7-5 6-2; E Amend bt J Chiang 6-4 7-5; J Tarango bt P Kilverry (Aus) 6-0 7-6; B Borg (Swe) bt D Hall 6-4 4-6 6-1; E Amend bt P Cash (Aus) 7-6 6-3; G Rusedski (Can) bt T Donovan 6-4 6-0; R Reneberg bt T Mayotte 6-3 3-6 6-0.

LTA INTER-COUNTY CUP Men: Group 1 (Eastbourne): Essex 7 Bucks 2; Kent 6 Surrey 3; Yorks 6 Middlesex 3. Group 2 (Southsea): Hants and IOW 8 West of Scotland 1; Derby 5 Durham and Cleve 4; Lancs 6 Oxon 3. Group 3 (Hunstanton): Berkshire 6 East of Scotland 3; Devon 7 Gloucs 2; Leics 6 S Wales 3. Group 4 (Cromer): Notts 8 Herts 1; Avon 8 Cheshire 1; Somerset 6 Warwicks 3. Group 6 (Felixstowe): Beds 7 Shropshire 2; Lincs 7 Staffs 2; Cambs 7 N of Scotland 2. Women: Group 1 (Eastbourne): Lancs 5 Cambs 4; Leics 5 Surrey 4; Yorks 5 Norfolk 4. Group 2 (Oxford): Middlesex 5 Warwicks 4; Herts 5 Kent 4; Essex 9 IOW 0. Group 3 (Exmouth): Sussex 6 Notts 3; Devon 7 Beds 2; Staffs 7 Oxon 2. Group 4 (Poole): Hereford and Worcestershire 8 Gloucs 1; Bucks 8 Somerset 1; South Wales 5 North of Scotland 4. Group 5 (Worthing): Northumberland 5 W of Scotland 4; Cheshire 5 Berks 4; Dorset 7 Derbys 2. Group 6 (Ikley): Shropshire 5 South of Scotland 4; Northants 5 Avon 4; Lincs 7 North Wales 2.

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