Sporting Digest: Tennis

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FEDERATION CUP (Frankfurt) Quarter-finals: Germany bt South Africa 3-0 (Ger first: S Hack bt E Reinach 6-3 6-4; A Huber bt J Kruger 6-1 6-2; B Rittner and C Singer bt T Price and M De Swardt 7-5 6-4). Spain bt Japan 3-0 (Sp first: C Martinez bt N Sawamatsu 6-3 6-4; A Sanchez Vicario bt K Date 6-3 2-6 8-6; A Montolio and V Ruano bt M Endo and N Miyagi 6-2 2-6 6-3). United States bt Austria 3-0 (US first: M-J Fernandez bt P Ritter 6-2 6-4; L Davenport bt J Wiesner 2-6 6-2 6-2; G Fernandez and Z Garrison bt S Plischke and P Ritter 6- 4 6-1). France bt Bulgaria 2-1 (Fr first: J Halard bt K Maleeva 6-3 3-6 6-2; M Pierce lost to M Maleeva 7-6 4-6 4-6; J Halard and N Tauziat bt M Maleeva and K Maleeva 6-2 3-6 6-2).

DC MEN'S CLASSIC (Washington) Third round: S Edberg (Swe) bt J Stark (US) 6-4 6-4; B Steven (NZ) bt A Agassi (US) 3-6 6-3 6-4; T Enqvist (Swe) bt J Yzaga (Peru) 6-1 6-1; A Krickstein (US) bt M Wilander (Swe) 6-7 6-4

7-6; J Stoltenberg (Aus) bt M Rosset (Swit) 6-2

6-2; M Tebbutt (Aus) bt C Adams (US) 7-5 4-6

7-6. Quarter-finals: D Wheaton (US) bt Tebbutt 6-4 6-4; B Black (Zim) bt Enqvist 7-5

6-4.

MICHAEL STICH, ranked No 3 in the world and the top seed at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, was yesterday beaten 6-2, 6-2 in his quarter- final encounter with Italy's Andrea Gaudenzi.

ATP TOURNAMENT (Stuttgart) Quarter- finals: A Chesnokov (Rus) bt T Muster (Aut) 6-3 4-6 6-4; A Gaudenzi (It) bt M Stich (Ger)

6-2 6-2; A Berasategui (Sp) bt Y Kafelnikov (Rus) 6-4 6-0; B Karbacher (Ger) bt L Jonsson (Swe) 6-3 7-6.

PATHMARK WOMEN'S CLASSIC (Mahwah, NJ) Second round: S Graf (Ger) bt N Provis (Aus) 6-2 6-1; A Coetzer (SA) bt A Sugiyama (Japan) 6-1 6-1; L Raymond (US) bt P Fendick (US) 6-4 4-2 ret; M Kochta (Ger) bt S Rottier (Neth) 7-6 6-4.

LTA WOMEN'S SATELLITE TOURNAMENT (Ilkley) Singles semi-finals: K Sharpe (Aus) bt C Hunt (GB) 6-4 6-1; S-A Siddall (GB) bt L Varmuzova (San Marino) 6-1 6-1.

1995 FEDERATION CUP DRAW World Group First round: Bulgaria v Spain; Germany v Japan; France v South Africa; United States v Austria. (Ties to be played 22-23 April). Semi- finals: Bulgaria or Spain v Germany or Japan; United States or Austria v France or South Africa (22-23 July). Final (25-26 November). Group One First round: Indonesia v Argentina; Australia v Slovakia; Italy v Canada; Sweden v Netherlands (22-23 April). Relegation- Promotion play-offs: World Group first- round losers v Group One first-round winners (22-23 July).

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