Sporting Digest: Tennis

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SAN JOSE MEN'S OPEN First round: J Grabb (US) bt B Gilbert (US) 7-5 7-5; J Stark (US) bt F Meligeni (Bra) 7-6 6-4; B MacPhie (US) bt B Black (Zim) 6-2 6-4; M Ruah (Ven) bt C Caratti (It) 6-1 7-6. Second round: M Chang (US) bt K Carlsen (Den) 6-3 6-2; R Furlan (It) bt J Oncins (Bra) 7-6 6-3.

DUBAI MEN'S OPEN Second round: W Ferreira (SA) bt M Woodforde (Aus) 6-2 7-5; S Bruguera (Sp) bt T Woodbridge (Aus) 7-6 3-6 6-1; M Goellner (Ger) bt K Novacek (Cz Rep) 7-5 6-3; P Korda (Cz Rep) bt L Jonsson (Swe) 6-2 6-4.

MARSEILLE MEN'S OPEN Second round: T Carbonell (Sp) bt J Renzenbrink (Ger) 6-4 2-6 6-4; D Nargiso (It) bt M Damm (Cz Rep) 6-3 7-5; M Rosset (Swit) bt Jakob Hlasek (Swit) 6-2 6-3; A Boetsch (Fr) bt S Simian (Fr) 6-4 7-6; M Stich (Ger) bt O Delaitre (Fr) 6-3 7-6; H Leconte (Fr) bt B Becker (Ger) 4-6 6-2 6-1.

GABRIELA SABATINI and Jana Novotna were beaten in the Toray Pan Pacific Open women's tournament in Tokyo yesterday. The third-seeded Argentinian lost 7-6, 7-5 to Marketa Kochta, of Germany, ranked No 82 in the world, while Novotna, from the Czech Republic, lost 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to Kristie Boogert, of the Netherlands.

TORAY PAN PACIFIC WOMEN'S OPEN (Tokyo) Second round: M Kochta (Ger) bt G Sabatini (Arg) 7-6 7-5; M Maleeva-Fragniere (Swit) bt Li Fang (Ch) 6-2 6-2; K Boogert (Neth) bt J Novotna (Cz Rep) 4-6 6-4 6-1; P Shriver (US) bt K Radford (Aus) 6-2 6-2; L Neiland (Lat) bt N Tauziat (Fr) 7-6 6-3; J Nejedly (Can) bt C Kuhlman (US) 2-6 6-3 6-2.

LTA WOMEN'S SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Telford) Singles, quarter-finals: C Taylor (Eng) bt K Nugent (Irl) 6-0 6-1; L Giroud (Fr) bt Z Mellis (Eng) 6-3 7-5; K Roubanova (Eng) bt E Bond (Eng) 6-4 6-4; A Castera (Fr) bt J Ward (Eng) 2-6 6-1 6-4.

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