Sporting Digest: Tennis

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VOLKSWAGEN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Telford) Men's singles quarter- finals: J Bates (Surrey) bt T Henman (Oxfordshire) 7-5 7-6; C Beecher (Kent) bt A Foster (Staffs) 6-4 6-4; M Maclagan (Sco) bt D Sapsford (Surrey) 6-4 6-7 6-4; C Bailey (Norfolk) bt A Richardson (Lincs) 7-6 6-4. Doubles semi-finals: Bates and M Petchey (Essex) bt J Delgado (Warwicks) and J Lloyd (Essex) 6-1 6-3; Foster and MacLagan bt Beecher and M Fulwood 6-2 7-6. Women's singles semi-finals: C Wood (Sussex) bt M Wainwright (Essex) 6-2 6-2; K Cross (Devon) bt J Durie (Avon) 2-6 6-2 6-4. Doubles semi- finals: Durie and Wood bt C Hunt (Dorset) and A Smith (Staffs) 6-4 6-0; S-A Siddall (Dorset) and Wainwright bt Cross and L Jelfs (Oxon) 3-6 6-2 6-2.

PARIS MEN'S OPEN Singles third round: G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt M Chang (US) 7-6 7-5. Quarter-finals: S Edberg (Swe) bt M Stich (Ger) 6-2 5-7 6-2; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt M Woodforde (Aus) 4-6 7-5 6-4; A Boetsch (Fr) bt B Becker (Ger) 3-6 6-3 7-6. Ivanisevic bt P Sampras (US) 7-6 (7-3). Doubles quarter-finals: J Eltingh and P Haarhuis (Neth) bt M Oosting (Neth) and B Pearce (US) 6-3 7-6.

SUL AMERICA OPEN ATP TOURNAMENT (Sao Paulo) Second round: G Schaller (Aut) bt E Sanchez (Sp) 6-4 2-6 6-0; C Dosedel (Cz Rep) bt D Orsanic (Arg) 6-3 6-4. Quarter- finals: A Corretja (Sp) bt F Clavet (Sp) 6-2 6-0; A Berasategui (Sp) bt Y El Aynaoui (Mor) 4-6 6-0 6-3.

BELL CHALLENGE WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Quebec) Second round: P Hy (Can) bt H Sukova (Cz Rep) 6-4 5-7 7-5. Third round: H Kelesi (Can) bt P Shriver (US) 3-6 7-6 6-3; K Maleeva (Bul) bt L Raymond (US) 3-6 6-2 6-2; D Graham (US) bt R Stubbs (Aus) 6-2 6-3.

BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Oakland, Calif) Second round: M J Fernandez (US) bt M McGrath (US) 6-1 6-3; A Grossman (US) bt R Hiraki (Japan) 6-4 6-3; C Kuhlman (US) bt K Po (US) 6-2 7-5. Quarter-finals: M Navratilova (US) bt I Majoli (Croa) 3-6 6-3 6-2.

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