Sporting Digest: Tennis

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SWEDISH MEN'S OPEN (Bastad) First round: D Orsanic (Arg) bt T Enqvist (Swe) 6-2 6-1; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt O Kristiansson (Swe) 6-3 4-6 6-2; R Fromberg (Aus) bt D Poliakov (Ukr) 6-3 4-6 7-6; J Apell (Swe) bt N Utgren (Swe) 7-6 6-3; M Tillstrom (Swe) bt C Bergstrom (Swe) 6-2 2-6 7-5; H Skoff (Aut) bt A Costa (Sp) 6-2 6-4; T Nydahl (Swe) bt M Pernfors (Swe) 1-6 6-3 6-2; N Kulti (Swe) bt F Clavet (Sp) 7-6 3-6 6-4.

SWISS MEN'S OPEN (Gstaad) First round: G Forget (Fr) bt A Medvedev (Ukr) 6-3 7-5; C Pioline (Fr) bt M Gollner (Ger) 4-6 6-3 7-6; J Sanchez (Sp) bt K Braasch (Ger) 7-6 6-3; A Gaudenzi (It) bt C-U Steeb (Ger) 6-3 6-4; S Bruguera (Sp) bt P Rafter (Aus) 6-4 6-2; C Costa (Sp) bt S Pescosolido (It) 7-6 6-4; M Rosset (Swit) bt R Burtscher (Aus) 6-4 6-1; R Furlan (It) bt P McEnroe (US) 3-6 7-6 6-2.

HALL OF FAME TOURNAMENT (Newport, Rhode Island): First round: G Rusedski (Can) bt D Flach (US) 6-4 6-1; D Witt (US) bt D Nestor (Can) 6-2 7-5; M Petchey (GB) bt M McGuire (US) 6-3 6-4; B Shelton (US) bt B Steven (NZ) 6-2 3-6 6-3; N Pereira (Ven) bt M Joyce (US) 6-3 6-7 6-4; D Prinosil (Ger) bt A Antonitsch (Aut) 6-1 6-3; J Morgan (Aus) bt A O'Brien (US) 6-2 5-7 6-4.

MERCURY COMMUNICATIONS CHALLENGE (Bristol) First round (GB unless stated): D Adams (US) bt A Vysand (Est) 6-3 6-1; D Sapsford bt M MacLagan 7-6 6-4; M Knowles (Baham) bt A Illie (Aus) 6-2 3-6 7-6; T Hogsted (Swe) bt P Tramacchi (Aus) 6-2 6-4; P Pennis (It) bt J Hunter 6-3 7-5; N Gould bt C Wilkinson 7-5 6-2; B Larkham (Aus) bt D Norman (Swe) 4-6 7-5 6-3.

WTA TOURNAMENT (Palmero, It) First round: P Begerow (Ger) bt R Bobkova (Cz Rep) 5-7 7-6 6-2; L Garrone (It) bt M Grossi (It) 6-2 6-3; Li Feng (Ch) bt A Smashnova (Isr) 6-4 5-7 6-2; E Savoldi (It) bt D Ruxandra (Rom) 6-1 6-1; P Ritter (Ger) bt P Tarabini (It) 6-4 6-7 6-3; E Martinckova (Cz Rep) bt R Grande (It) 6-3 3-6 6-4.

LTA WOMEN'S SATELLITE (Felixstowe) First round (GB or Irl unless stated): N Vaidyanathan (Ind) bt M Mair 6-3 3-6 6-3; S Drake-Brockman (Aus) bt E Tikhankina (Rus) 6-1 6-3; L Serna (Sp) bt M Schwerzmann (Swit) 7-5 6-3; K Jagienak (Fr) bt N Egorova (Rus) 6-3 6-4; L Varmouzova (San Marino) bt M Bargis (It) 6-2 6-2; T Panova (Rus) bt K Nugent 6-3 6-1; H Crook bt M Mahran (Eg) 6-1 6-1; K Roubanova bt M Hughes 6-1 6-4; L Ahl bt Z Mellis 6-0 6-4; T Morton-Rogers (Aus) bt E Jelfs 3-6 6-4 6-1; L Woodroffe bt J Sinkins 3-6 6-3 7-6; C Hunt bt G Gultekin (Turk) 6-2 6-3; V Webb (Can) bt L Austin 7-5 6-2; K Warne-Holland bt D Stassen (Neth) 6-2 6-2; C Herbert bt S Intemini (It) 6-4 1-6 6-4; T Musgrave (Aus) bt J Dawson 6-2 6-3.

MIDLAND BANK / LTA SCHOOLS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (Nottingham) Boys semi- finals: Cheam (Surrey) bt Repton (Derbyshire) 6-0; Poole (Dorset) bt Calden (Cumbria) 4-2. Final: Cheam bt Poole 3-1. Girls semi- finals: Millfield (Somerset) bt Newcastle Church (Northumberland) 4-3; Central Newcastle (Northumberland) bt Queenswood (Hertfordshire) 3-3 (26-24). Final: Millfield bt Newcastle Church 5-0.

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