Sporting Digest: Tennis

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JOHN McENROE was beaten in straight sets by Magnus Gustafsson in Rotterdam in his first competitive singles match for 15 months yesterday. The Swede won 6-2, 7-6.

ATP TOURNAMENT (Rotterdam) First round: G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt D Prinosil (Ger) 3-6 6-3 7-6; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt J McEnroe (US) 6-2 7-6; P Haarhuis (Neth) bt B Becker (Ger) 4-6 7-6 6-4; M Stich (Ger) bt J Eltingh (Neth) 6-4 6-4. Second round: R Gilbert (Fr) bt K Novacek (Cz Rep) 4-6 7-6 6-4; A Volkov (Rus) bt G Raoux (Fr) 6-4 6-7 7-6.

ATP TOURNAMENT (Scottsdale, Arizona) First round: B Gilbert (US) bt J Appel (Swe) 6-3 6-3; A Agassi (US) bt M Keil (US) 6-1 6-2; S Pescosolido (It) bt A Cherkasov (Rus) 6-4 6-1; J Palmer (US) bt B Karbacher (Ger) 6-4 6-4; C Adams (US) bt E Sanchez (Sp) 7-5 6-2. Second round: L Mattar (Bra) bt G Stafford (SA) 4-6 6-3 6-2; B Gilbert (US) bt N Kulti (Swe) 7-5 6-3.

EVERT CUP (Indian Wells, Calif) First round: J Wiesner (Aut) bt A Frazier (US)

6-1 6-3; E Reinach (SA) bt K Po (US) 6-4 6- 3; A Mall (US) bt C Cristea (Rom) 6-4 6-1; M J Fernandez (US) bt A Gavaldon (Mex) 6-3 6-3; L Davenport (US) bt N Medvedeva (Ukr) 6-4 6-1. Second round: N Zvereva (Bela) bt L Harvey-Wild (US) 6-3 6-3; S Graf (Ger) bt T Austin (US) 6-0, 6-0.

LTA MEN'S INDOOR SATELLITE (Eastbourne) First round: A Richardson (GB) bt M Meneschincheri (It) 7-6 6-1; G Matthews (GB) bt G Pelikan (Cz Rep) 6-7 6-4 6-2; R Matherson (GB) bt M Shyjan (US) 6-3 7-6; T Henman (GB) bt T Hand (GB) 6-4 7-5; R Marzenell (Ger) bt B Cowan (GB) 4-6 6-3 6-4; B Gyetko (Can) bt L Milligan (GB) 6-4 6-3; A Beust (Fr) bt I Baron (US) 7-6 6-4; V Santopadre (It) bt P Hand (GB) 6-3 6-2; E Ferreira (SA) bt O Trott (Ger) 6-3 2-6 7-5; S Hette (Fr) bt J Knowle (Aus) 6-3 1-6 6-4; L Manta (Swit) bt C Geyer (Ger) 4-6 6-3 6-1; J Kroslak (Slovak) bt A Vysand (Estonia) 7-5 6-0; M Barnard (SA) bt A Lesch (Ger) 7-5 4-6 7-6; D Sapsford (GB) bt F Cousin (Bel) 3-6 6-3 7-6; S Herdoiza (US) bt T Krupa (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-2; B Galik (Slovakia) bt C Beecher (GB) 7-6 6-1.

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