Sport in Short: Tennis

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The Independent Online
CHRIS WILKINSON beat Richard Matuszewski, of the United States, 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the ATP Challenger tournament in Segovia yesterday. The 22- year-old from Southampton now faces Germany's Patrick Baur in the last 16.

ATP HARD-COURT CHAMPIONSHIP (Mason, Ohio) Singles, first round: A Mansdorf (Isr) bt B Shelton (US) 2-6 6-4 7-6; J Yzaga (Peru) bt K Thorne (US) 6-7 6-3 7-5; J Carlsson (Swe) bt M Washington (US) 6-2 3-6 7-6; O Delaitre (Fr) bt P McEnroe (US) 5-7 7-5 7-5. Doubles, first round: G Forget (Fr) and J Hlasek (Cz) bt S Edberg (Swe) and P Sampras (US) 6-4 6-4; G Pozzi and S Pescosolido (It) bt J Brown (US) and P Lundgren (Swe) 6-3 7-6; M and C Chang (US) bt T Ho and D Flach (US) 6-4 7-5; D Adams (SA) and A Olhovskiy (Rus) bt L Jensen (US) and L Warder (Aus) 7-6 7-6; S Davis and D Pate (US) bt W Ferreira and P Norval (SA) 7-6 6-4; A Agassi and B Gilbert (US) bt N Broad and B Talbot (SA) 7-5 6-3.

VIRGINIA SLIMS OF LOS ANGELES WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT Singles, first round: A Dechaume (Fr) bt A Grossman (US) 6-3 6-2; K Habsudova (Cz) bt L Gildemeister (Peru) 6-1 6-4; R Fairbank- Nideffer (SA) bt J Halard (Fr) 6-3 6-2; P Shriver (US) bt M Werdel (US) 6-2 6-1.

ATP MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Prague): J Appell (Swe) bt C Mezzardi (Swit) 6-3 4-6 6-1; F Krumrey (Ger) bt R Viver (Ecu) 6-4 2-6 7-6; R Furlan (It) bt B Wuyts (Bel) 6-3 6-1; V Gabrichidze (Geor) bt T Guardiola (Fr) 6-1 1-6 7-5; F Davin (Arg) bt M Vajda (Cz) 6-7 6-2 7-6; D Rikl (Cz) bt F Fontang (Fr) 3-6 6-2 6-2; M Strelba (Cz) bt M Damm (Cz) 7- 6 6-1; D Perez (Urug) bt R Azar (Arg) 6-3 3-6 6-2; M Filippini (Urug) bt C Suk (Cz) 6-3 6-4; R Fromberg (Aus) bt G Prpic (Croa) 6-1 7-5; G Perez-Roldan (Arg) bt C Arriens (Ger) 6-1 7-6; M Cierro (It) bt V Roubicek (Cz) 6-4 6-7 7-6; K Novacek (Cz) bt K Kucera (Cz) 6-1 7-6.

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