MIDLAND BANK is to end its sponsorship of the women's indoor tournament at Brighton after five years. The decision, made by Midland for 'policy' reasons, comes at the end of a difficult year for the women's game. Sponsors have already withdrawn from backing the pre-Wimbledon tournaments at Eastbourne and Birmingham. Pilkington Glass, who pulled out of the Eastbourne event, have been replaced by Volkswagen. But the Lawn Tennis Association is still seeking a replacement for Dow Chemicals, who supported Birmingham. Midland, who took over as title sponsor of Brighton week from Pretty Polly, has invested pounds 1.5m in the championships.
ORANGE BOWL (Miami) Men's singles, second round (18 and under): D Skoch (Cz) bt J Appel (US) 2-6 6-2 7-6; G Trifu (Rom) bt M Navarra (It) 6-4 6-0; F Mantilla (Sp) bt S Lapido (Nig) 7-6 6-0; V Spadea (US) bt P Zurwiecki (Pol) 6-2 6-3; N Behr (Isr) bt V Martins (Bra) 6-1 6-3; S Iwabuchi (Jap) bt J J Jackson (US) 4-6 6-3 7-6; R S Guinazu (Arg) bt C Maria (Fr) 7-6 5-7 6-1; P Goldstein (US) bt A Decret (Fr) 3-6 7-6 6-3.
(16 and under): M Norman (Swe) bt S Schwarzkopf (Ger) 6-1 6-0; R Wassen (Neth) bt C Cavallaro (Arg) 7-6 6-4; N Lapentti (Ecu) bt T Burgk (US) 6-4 6-7 6-4; R Nicklisch (Ger) bt D Muzyka (Ukr) 6-0 6-2; F Browne (Arg) bt K Orrellano (Ven) 6-0 6-1; B Kokavec (Can) bt C Maaiit (US) 6-4 6-4; R Sabu (Rom) bt D Venic (Yug) 6-2 7-5; J Delgado (GB) bt J N Grinda (Fr) 6-1 6-0; J Diaz (Sp) bt Bn Cassaigne (Fr) 6-7 6-4 6-4.Reuse content