Sport in Short: Tennis

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PAT CASH, the former Wimbledon champion, is doubtful for next month's Australian Open after a recurring knee injury forced him to default in his second match in the Colonial Mutual Classic in Melbourne yesterday.

BWTA CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT (Queen's Club, London) Quarter-finals: S Nicholson (Surrey) bt K Roubanova (Unattached) 7-5 6-4; J Boden (Surrey) bt N Giles (Surrey) 6-4 7-5; M Hughes (S Wal) bt B V Humphreys-Davies (Cambs) 7-5 2-6 6-2; S Bentley (Surrey) bt K Dyte (Northants) 6-0 6-1. Semi- finals: Nicholson bt Boden 6-3 6-2; Bentley bt Hughes 6-4 1-6 6-4.

COLONIAL MUTUAL CLASSIC TOURNAMENT (Melbourne, Aus unless stated): Men's round robin: C Limberger bt P Cash 6-4 ret; A Volkov (Rus) bt J Stoltenberg 6-4 2-6 7-5. Women's singles, second round: J Taylor bt T Price (SA) 6-3 6-3; J Limmer bt K Sharpe 6-2 7-5; E Smylie bt M Jaggard-Lai 7-5 2-6 6-0; R Stubbs bt A Minter 6-0 6-0.

BOYS' SUNSHINE CUP (Delray Beach, Fla) Spain bt Argentina 2-1; Israel bt Great Britain 2-1 (GB names first) A Richardson lost to N Behr 6-2, 6-4; M MacLagan lost to E Ehrlich 7-6 6-7 6-3; T Henman- Richardson bt B-R Kouris 6-4 1-6 6-1.