Sporting Digest: Tennis

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FRENCH OPEN qualifying event (Paris) Men's singles first round (selected): A Foster (GB) bt M Kaplan (SA) 6-4 7-6; W Arthurs (Aus) bt T Henman (GB) 6-4 7-6; J Bates (GB) bt B Barber (US) 6-2 6-2; M Petchey (GB) bt C N'Goran (Iv Coast) 7-5 7-6; N Gould (GB) bt G Carraz (Fr) 6-2 6-4.

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Strasbourg) First round: A Fusai (Fr) bt G Helgeson (US) 6-4 7-5. Second round: J Wiesner (Aut) bt K Nagastuka (Japan) 6-0 6-2.

BOLOGNA MEN'S OPEN Second round: H De La Pena (Arg) bt L Mattar (Bra) 6-4 6-3; A Berasategui (Sp) bt F Meligeni (Bra) 6-1 6-3.

ATP WORLD TEAM CUP (Dusseldorf): Red Group: Spain bt Czech Republic 3-0 (Spanish names first) (S Bruguera bt P Korda 6-0 4-6 6-1, C Costa bt K Novacek 6-1 6-4; Costa and T Carbonell bt Korda and M Damm 6-2 7-6). Sweden bt Australia 3-0 (S Edberg bt W Masur 6-2 7-6, M Gustafsson bt M Woodforde 4-6

7-6 6-4, J Apell and J Bjorkman bt D Cahill and Woodforde 3-6 6-1 7-6.

DAVIS CUP Euro/African zone B (Bratislava): Slovakia bt Malta 3-0 (K Kucera bt S Schranz

6-0 6-3, M Vajda bt C Asciak 6-2 6-1, B Stankovic and J Kroslak bt Asciak and M Schembri 6-3 6-2). Lithania bt Tunisia 3-0 (G Mazonas bt A B Nabli 6-1 6-2, R Murashka bt A Lahdhiri 6-1 6-3, Mazonas and Marushka bt Lahdhiri and Nabli 6-3 6-7 6-1). Cyprus bt Congo 3-0 (A Papamicahel bt A Bemba 6-1 6-2, M Baghdati bt C Bemba 6-4 6-1, L Christophdes and D Leontis bt A Bemba and C Ossombi 6-4 6-2). Turkey bt Sudan 3-0 (B Ergun bt A Agraa 6-1 6-1, B Albayrak bt M Alla 6-0 6-2, Ergun and A Karagoz bt M Alla and T Khalid

6-0 6-2).

EVEREST NATIONAL CLUB LEAGUE Premier Division: Men: Group A: David Lloyd Bushey 5 Newlands 1; Halcombe Brook 3 Banbury West End 3 (Halcombe Brook win 9-7 on sets); Edgbaston Priory 1 Castle Farm 6. Group B: West Hants 1 David Lloyd Raynes Park 5; Winchester 4 Clearview 2. Women: Group A: Bramhall Park 5 Edgbaston Priory 1; Huddersfield 0 Halcombe Brook 6; Bambury West End 2 Gosling 4. Group B: Queen's Club 6 STCC 0; Globe 1 Clearview 5; Caversham 0 Winchester 6.

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