Sporting Digest: Tennis

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THE Great Britain women's team will face Israel today in the first-round play-offs at the Federation Cup regional qualifying event in Bad Waltersdorf, Austria.

MONTE CARLO MEN'S OPEN Third round: S Edberg (Swe) bt A Corretja (Sp) 6-1 7-5; T Muster (Aut) bt M Gustafsson (Swe) 6-2 6-4; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt S Dosedel (Cz Rep) 6-4 6-3; J Courier (US) bt A Gaudenzi (It) 6-3 6-4; G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt J Yzaga (Peru) 6-1 6-3; D Rikl (Cz Rep) bt H Skoff (Aut) 3-6 6-2 6-3; Y Kafelnikov (Rus) bt M Stich (Ger) 7-6 6-4; S Bruguera (Sp) bt A Berasategui (Sp) 6-7 6-0 6-0.

LTA SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Nottingham) Men's second round: D Sapsford (GB) bt P Langvardt (Den) 6-1 6-4; G Van der Veeren (Bel) bt R Koenig (SA) 6-3 7-5; J Delgado (GB) bt S Manai (Swit) 7-5 7-6; C Beecher (GB) bt B Cowan (GB) 6-1 3-6 6-3; S Herdoiza (US) bt C Wilkinson (GB) 6-4 1-6 6-3; M Maclagan (GB) bt N Bruno (It) 6-2 4-6 6-3; N Gould (GB) bt J Fox (GB) 6-0 6- 7 6-3; A Richardson (GB) bt T Larkham (Aus) 6-4 6-3. Women's second round: I Kurta (US) bt A Tordoss (GB) 7-5 6-2; S Peters (Aus) bt E Nortje (Nam) 6-2 6-2; M Schnitzer (Ger) bt J Selenius (Fin) 6-2 6-2; E Roubanova (GB) bt M Guglielmi (It) 6-2 6-4; E Krejcova (Cz Rep) bt E Jelfs (GB) 2-6 6-3 7-6; T Karsten (Ger) bt N Jarlan (Fr) 7-5 4-6 7- 5; E Gagliardi (Monaco) bt F Hearn (GB) 6-1 6-3; C Taylor (GB) bt V Batut (Fr) 6-1 3-6 6-1.

MEN'S ATP CHALLENGER TOURNAMENT (Nagoya, Japan) Second round: G Motomura (Japan) bt T Henman (GB) 6-4 3-6 6-4.

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Barcelona) Third round: A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt M Paz (Arg) 6- 2 6-0; J Halard (Fr) bt E Brioukhovets (Ukr) 6-0 6- 2; S Hack (Ger) bt A Fusai (Fr) 6-2 6-1; P Tarabini (Arg) bt N Tauziat (Fr) 6-4 6-3; A Grossman (US) bt M Palaversic (Croa) 6-2 6-4; M Maleeva (Bul) bt N Van Lottum (Fr) 6-0 6-3; I Majoli (Croa) bt M-A Sanchez (Sp) 6-2 2-6 6-3; C Martinez (Sp) bt S Cecchini (It) 6-2 6-3.

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