Sporting Digest: Tennis

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PAT CASH yesterday said he was ready to return to full-time play after completing his first singles match for a year. Cash, who has been out of action with a knee injury, lost 6-7 6-0 6-3 to John Fitzgerald.

COLONIAL CLASSIC (Melbourne, Aus) First day, round robin: Men's singles: J Fitzgerald (Aus) bt P Cash (Aus) 6-7 6-0 6-3; T Woodbridge (Aus) bt T Muster (Aut) 7-5 3-6 6-1; B Steven (NZ) bt E Sanchez (Sp) 6-2 7-5; A Volkov (Rus) bt K Novacek (Cz Rep) 6-4 7-6. Women's singles: R McQuillan (Aus) bt S Hack (Ger) 6-4 7-5; J Byrne (Aus) bt E Smylie (Aus) 6-2 7-6; L Field (Aus) bt A Strnadova (Cz Rep) 7-6 6-2; N Provis (Aus) bt C Tanvier (Fr) 6-3 6-1.

MIDLAND BANK NATIONAL 16-AND-UNDER CHAMPIONSHIPS (Telford) Boys' singles first round: D Stuk (Lincs) bt D Trainor (Chesh) 6-3 5-7 7-6; A Phillips (Sussex) bt D Thompson (Lancs) 6-2 6-3; A Palmar (Herts) bt A MacDonald (East of Sco) 6-3 6-2; W Sawyer (Norfolk) bt T Wride (Warks) 6-1 6-2; C Edmondson (Lancs) bt D Crawley (Norfolk) 6-1 6-2; I Bates (Hants and IOW) bt J Sandham (Devon) 6-1 6-3; W Herbert (Middx) bt J Copeman (Norfolk) 6-0 6-2; S Levy (Essex) bt J Taylor (Gloucs) 4-6 6-4 6-3; S Pender (Cornwall) bt R Barham (Essex) 6-0 6-1; S Clark (Warks) bt J Stewart (Middx) 6-0 6-2; A Kershaw (Durham & Cleveland) bt M Hilton (Chesh) 6-2 6-0; P Loose (Dorset) bt O Harrison (Devon) 7-6 6-2; J Layne (Cambs) bt T May (Kent) 6-3 6-4; N Watts (Wilts) bt D Belcher (Chesh) 6-4 6-1; D Nzekwu (Middx) bt R Hill (Herts) 6-3 6-1; A Harbott (Middx) bt N Beach (Surrey) 6-2 6-1; J Monk (Sussex) bt S Dixon (Chesh) 6-0 6-0; P Delgado (Berks) bt A Barnes (Cambs) 7-5 2-6 6-2; A McPherson (Durham & Cleveland) bt P Fish (Warks) 6-4 6-2; D Kiernan (Durham & Cleveland) bt J Drummond (Notts) 6-3 6-3; S Amey (Derbys) bt J Rose (Suffolk) 6-1 6-3; N Crowther (Yorks) bt T Greenland (Oxford) 6-3 6-2; N Plappert (Essex) bt K Pearce (Warks) 6-0 6-4; D Curtis (Chesh) bt B Caudell (Middx) 7-5 3-6 6-2; C Ingham (Lancs) bt S Sarri (Sussex) 6-4 6-1; B Haran (Hants and IOW) bt A Wakefield (Notts) 6-2 6-0; M Gorvin (Avon) bt D Sherwood (Yorks) 6-0 6-1; D Gaterell (Hants and IOW) bt F Jagger (Yorks) 6-7 6-4 6-2; N Rushton (Lancs) bt G Arber (Kent) 6-2 6-7 6-4; P Warren-Tape (Surrey) bt M Price (Wal) 6-0 6-2; D Galasso (Kent) bt A Radix (Middx) 3-6 6-4 6-1; M Lunn (Avon) bt M Wada (Kent) 6-0 6-2.

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