Sporting Digest: Tennis

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BRITAIN'S Jeremy Bates defeated Alexander Volkov, of Russia 7-5, 7-6 in the second round of the Czech Indoor tournament in Ostrava yesterday to reach his third quarter-final of the year on the IBM/ATP Tour. Volkov, who will be playing against Sweden in the Davis Cup final in December, had beaten the top-seed Alberto Berasategui in the opening round, failed to impress Bates with his stills in the second set tie-break, which the Britain No 1 won 7-3.

ATP TOURNAMENT (Ostrava, Cz Rep) Second round: J Bates (GB) bt A Volkov 7-5 7-6; J Siemerink (Neth) bt M Goellner (Ger) 7-5 6-2; D Nargiso (It) bt L Roux (Fr) 6-3 6-4; M Damm (Cz Rep) bt R Gilbert (Fr) 6-4 6-4.

TEL AVIV ATP TOURNAMENT Second round: M Ondruska (SA) bt C Saceanu (Ger) 7-5 6-2; F Santoro (Fr) bt J Erlich (Isr) 6-0 6-0; A Mansdorf (Isr) bt L Jonsson (Swe) 4-6 6-4 6-4; A Cherkasov (Rus) bt G Pozzi (It) 7-5 6-2. Quarter-finals: W Ferreira (SA) bt J Bjorkman (Swe) 7-5 6-4; T Muster (Aut) bt L Mattar (Bra) 6-4 6-2.

SEIKO SUPER TOURNAMENT (Tokyo) Third round: J Stark (US) bt T Ho (US) 6-4 7-6; J Eltingh (Neth) bt P Kilderry (Aus) 4-6 7-5 7-6; R Krajicek (Neth) bt P Haarhuis (Neth) 6-4 7-6; B Steven (NZ) bt A Olhovskiy (Rus) 6-3 3-6 7-6; S Edberg (Swe) bt M Woodforde (Aus) 6-4 6-4; T Martin (US) bt A Krickstein (US) 7-6 0-6 6-4; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt G Rusedski (Can) 5-7 7-6 6-4; M Chang (US) bt T Woodbridge (Aus) 3-6 6-4 6-3.

FILDERSTADT WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT Second round: G Fernandez (US) bt A Coetzer (SA) 7-5 6-4; M Hingis (Swit) bt C Singer (Ger) 6-1 6-4; A Huber (Ger) bt J Halard (Fr) 6-1 6-1; M Navratilova (US) bt L McNeil (US) 5-7 7-6 6-4; K Habsudova (Slovak) bt B Schultz (Neth) 6-0 6-2; M Werdel (US) bt N Tauziat (Fr) 6-4 6-3.

LTA AUTUMN SATELLITE (Telford) Men's quarter-finals: G Bastl (Swit) bt A Richardson (GB) 6-2 6-0; R Wassen (Neth) bt O Morel (Fr) 6-3 6-4; G Henderson (GB) bt J Fox (GB) 6-4 6-2; P Parla (Cz Rep) bt M Maclagan (GB) 6-4 6-3.

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