Sporting Digest: Tennis

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HAMLET CUP MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Commack, NY) First round: A Volkov (Rus) bt R Weiss (US) 6-4 6-4; Y Kafelnikov (Rus) bt T Carbonell (Sp) 7-6 6-4; A Cherkasov (Rus) bt G Pozzi (It) 6-2 6-1; C-U Steeb (Ger) bt D Prinosil (Ger) 6-4 7-5.

OTB INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT (Schenectady, NY) Men's first round: B Steven (NZ) bt A Mansdorf (Isr) 5-7 3-1 ret; T Enqvist (Swe) bt D Rostagno (US) 6-3 6-0; F Clavet (Sp) bt R Gilbert (Fr) 1-6 7-6 6-1. Women's first round: Wang Shi-Ting (Tai) bt R Zrubakova (Cz Rep) 7-6 6-1; P Paradis-Mangon (Fr) bt B Schultz (Neth) 7-5 6-0; L Meskhi (Geo) bt P Hy (Can) 7-5 6-2; E Reinach (SA) bt S Rottier (Neth) 6-1 6-0; M Babel (Ger) bt A Fusai (Fr) 7-5 6-0.

ATP RANKINGS Leading standings: 1 J Courier (US) 3973 pts; 2 P Sampras (US) 3766; 3 S Edberg (Swe) 3114; 4 B Becker (Ger) 2844; 5 S Bruguera (Sp) 2661; 6 M Stich (Ger) 2392; 7 M Chang (US) 2141; 8 A Medvedev (Ukr) 2119; 9 P Korda (Cz Rep) 2014; 10 R Krajicek (Neth) 2003; 11 G Ivanisevic (Croa) 1856; 12 T Muster (Aut) 1783; 13 I Lendl (US) 1762; 14 A Volkov (Rus) 1427; 15 C Pioline (Fr) 1404; 16 A Agassi (US) 1382; 17 T Martin (US) 1382; 18 W Ferreira (SA) 1364; 19 K Novacek (Cz Rep) 1325; 20 G Forget (Fr) 1252.

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