Sporting Digest: Tennis

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GREAT BRITAIN'S 16 and under boys' team have qualified for the ITF World Youth Cup for the first time. The youngsters beat Italy 3-0 yesterday to guarantee fifth or sixth place in the Jean Borotra Cup in Le Touquet, France. The top six countries qualify for the World Youth Cup in November.

LOS ANGELES TOURNAMENT Men's singles, first round: C Adams (US) bt C van Rensburg (SA) 6-4 6-4; M Joyce (US) bt R Agenor (Haiti) 6-1, 6-3.

CZECH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (Prague) Men's singles, first round: A Chesnokov (Rus) bt J F Altur (Sp) 6-3 6-4; J Arrese (Sp) bt A Corretja (Sp) 6-2 7-6; D Skoch (Cz Rep) bt F Santoro (Fr) 7-5 7-5; J Oncins (Bra) bt M Larsson (Swe) 6-2 6-3; F Rivera (Chile) bt R Hanak (Cz Rep) 6-3 5-7 6-4; G Solves (Fr) bt R Vasek (Cz Rep) 6-2 3-6 7-5; B Ulihrach (Cz Rep) bt D Salvador (Sp) 6-2 6-1; S Youl (Aus) bt L Thomas (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-3.

KITZBUHEL TOURNAMENT (Austria) Men's singles, first round: M A Gorriz (Sp) bt J Kafelnikov (Rus) 6-2 6-4; T Buchmayer (Aut) bt J Knowle (Aut) 6-4 6-3; C Mezzadri (Swit) bt H Wiltschnig (Aut) 6-3 6-4; J Cunha-Silva (Por) bt M Strelba (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-2; P Baur (Ger) bt M Jaite (Arg) 6-3 7-6; D Perez (Urug) bt F Roese (Bra) 6-4 6-2; D Orsanic (Arg) bt F Roig (Sp) 6-4 6-1.

ATP CHALLENGER (Winnetka, Illinois) (Selected result): Men's doubles final: W Arthurs (Aus) and M Petchey (GB) bt P Rafter (Aus) and S Stolle (Aus) 7-6 6-7 6-4.