Sporting Digest: Tennis

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HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIPS (Newport, Rhode Island) Second round: D Prinosil (Ger) bt N Pereira (Ven) 6-4 6-3; D Wheaton (US) bt B Shelton (US) 6-4 6-4; D Witt (US) bt G Rusedski (Can) 6-4 6-7 6-3; M Petchey (GB) bt J Frana (Arg) 6-4 6-4; J Stoltenberg (Aus) bt V Spadea (US) 6-2 6-2; T Woodbridge (Aus) bt N Borwick (Aus) 6-3 6-2; M Kaplan (US) bt J Morgan (Aus) 6-4 6-3; B Black (Zim) bt M Tebbutt (Aus) 2-6 7-6 6-2.

SWEDISH MEN'S OPEN (Bastad) Second round: J-P Fleurian (Fr) bt T Nydhal (Swe) 6-2 6-3; T Carbonell (Sp) bt D Johnson (US) 4-6 6-2 6-3; H Skoff (Aut) bt N Kulti (Swe) 6-4 6-4.

SWISS MEN'S OPEN (Gstaad) Second round: A Gaudenzi (It) bt C Pioline (Fr) 6-1 3-6 7-6; A Boetsch (Fr) bt C Costa (Sp) 6-3 6-4; S Bruguera (Sp) bt A Corretja (Sp) 7-5 6-0; A Boetsch (Fr) bt C Costa (Sp) 6-3 6-4; G Forget (Fr) bt R Furlan (It) 4-6 6-3 6-2; E Sanchez (Sp) bt M Rosset (Swit) 7-5 6-3.

WTA TOURNAMENT (Palermo, It) Second round: B Schultz (Neth) bt P Begerow (Ger) 6-4 3-6 6-6 ret; N Avila (Sp) bt B Fulco-Villella (Arg) 6-1 6-0; P Ritter (Aut) bt E Savoldi (It) 7-6 6-4; S Dopfer (Aut) bt E Martincova (Cz Rep) 6-1 6-2; K Studenikova (Slovak) bt S Talaja (Croa) 6-1 6-2; Li Fang (Ch) bt L Garrone (It) 6-4 6-1; S Cecchini (It) bt S Farina (It) 6-2 5-7 6-3. Quarter-finals: Schultz bt Begerow 6-4 3-6 6-6 ret; Avila bt Fulco-Villella 6-1 6-0; Ritter bt Savoldi 7-6 6-4; Dopfer bt Martincova 6-1 6-2; Studenikova bt Talaja 6-1 6-2.

MERCURY COMMUNICATIONS CHALLENGE (Bristol) First round: (GB unless stated): T Henman bt G Henderson 6-3 6-2; J Bates bt L Barthez (Fr) 6-2 6-4; S Youll (Aus) bt A Foster 6-7 7-6 7-6; A Meneschincheri (It) bt T Kempers (Neth) 7-6 6-3; A Rybalko (Ukr) bt D Pescariu (Rom) 6-7 6-4 6-4; C Bailey bt T Nelson (US) 6-4 6-3; P Baur (Ger) bt B Cowan 7-6 2-6 6-4. Second round: Meneschincheri bt Bates 3-6 6-4 6-2; R Matheson bt A Rybalko (Ukr) 6-4 6-2; A Thoms (Ger) bt D Sapsford 3-6 6-4 6-3; N Gould bt D Adams (US) 4-6 7-6 6-2; M Knowles (Bah) bt T Hogstedt (Swe) 7-6 6-2; C Bailey bt S Youll (Aus) 6-3 7-6; B Larkham (Aus) bt P Pennisi (It) 6-3 6-3; Henman bt P Baur (Ger) 6-4 6-4.

LTA SATELITTE (Felixstowe): Men's singles, quarter-finals: (GB unless stated): M Wallhead bt M Coombs 6-3 6-4; G Saffery bt G Steenkamp (SA) 6-7 6-3 6-4; T Hand bt N Weal 6-2 3-0 ret; N Fulwood bt D Sanders w/o. Women's singles, quarter-finals: J Boden bt S Parkhomenko (Rus) 6-3 6-4; S Smith bt A Mauresmo (Fr) 6-3 6-4; L Needham bt J McMahon 6-1 6-2; N Dechy (Fr) bt K Hand 6-0 6-4.

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