Sporting Digest: Tennis

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LOS ANGELES MEN'S TOURNAMENT First round: M Chang (US) bt J Stark (US) 6-2 6-3; A O'Brien (US) bt M Woodforde (Aus) 7-6 4-6 6-2; K Jones (US) bt T Nelson (US) 6-3 6-1; J Tarango (US) bt T Bujan (US) 1-6 6-3 6-4; D Nainkain (SA) bt D Dilucia (US) 4-6 6-2 6-2.

AUSTRIAN MEN'S OPEN (Kitzbuhel) First round: D Polyakov (Ukr) bt C Saceanu (Ger) 6-3 6-4; M Visconti (It) bt R Viver (Ecu) 6-2 6-4; E Alvarez (Sp) bt M Schaffl (Aut) 7-6 2-6 6-1; F Sanchez (Sp) bt R Falenti (Aut) 6-3 6-1; T Champion (Fr) bt S Gessner (Ger) 6-2 6-1; S Cortes (Chile) bt F Fontang (Fr) 6-2 6-1; A Gaudenzi (It) bt J Kroschko (Hung) 7-6 6-3; A Mancini (Arg) bt J Gisbert (Sp) 7-6 6-3; D Vacek (Cz Rep) bt M Ruah (Ven) 6-3 6-3. Second round: G Ivanisevic (Croa) bt M-A Gorriz (Sp) 7-5 6-4; T Carbonell (Sp) bt D Perez (Urug) 7-5 4-6 6-0; B Karbacher (Ger) bt T Buchmayer (Aut) 3-6 6-4 6-2; Y El-Aynaoui (Mor) bt J Cunha-Silva (Por) 7-5 4-6 7-5.

CZECH MEN'S OPEN (Prague) First round: J Novak (Cz Rep) bt C Miniussi (Arg) 2-6 7-6 7-6; C Dosedel (Cz Rep) bt S Youl (Aus) 6-2 6-4; G Solves (Fr) bt D Prinosil (Ger) 5-7 7-5 6-0; M Valeri (It) bt A Jarryd (Swe) 4-6 7-5 6-4; T Nydahl (Swe) bt R Fromberg (Aus) 6-3 6-1; P Haarhuis (Neth) bt M Damm (Cz Rep) 6-1 7-5; F Rivera (Chile) bt R Azar (Arg) 6-2 6-4; C Costa (Sp) bt D Rikl (Cz Rep) 6-2 6-1; S Bruguera (Sp) bt T Zdrazila (Cz Rep) 6-1 6-3; A Cherkasov (Rus) bt B Ulihrach (Cz Rep) 6-1 7-5.

ATP MEN'S CHALLENGER TOURNAMENT (Cincinnati) First round selected: C Woodruff (US) bt C Wilkinson (GB) 6-4 2-6 7-5.

ATP MEN'S CHALLENGER TOURNAMENT (Istanbul) First round selected: C Bailey (GB) bt A Merinov (Lat) 7-6 1-6 6-3; M Petchey (GB) bt J-P Fleurian (Fr) 6-1 6-4, A Foster (GB) bt J-I Carrasco (Sp) 6-1 7-6.

MAZDA WOMEN'S CLASSIC (Carlsbad, Calif): First round: N Sawamatsu (Japan) bt K Rinaldi (US) 6-3 6-1; N Medvedeva (Ukr) bt M- J Gaidano (Arg) 7-6 6-4; R Nideffer (SA) bt I Demongeot (Fr) 6-2 7-5; K Quentrec (Fr) bt L Novelo (Mex) 6-3 6-3; N Herreman (Fr) bt H Willens (US) 7-6 6-3; E Likhovtseva (Kazak) bt L Allen (US) 6-4 7-6 7-6; T Ignatieva (Bela) bt L Poruri (US) 3-6 7-6 7-6; C Singer (Ger) bt R Hiraki (Japan) 6-4 7-6; J Watanabe (US) bt K Freye (Ger) 4-6 6-0 6-3; R De Los Rios (Par) bt K Radford (Aus) 6-3 6-1; C Wood (GB) bt D Faber (US) 6-3 6-4; T Whitlinger (US) bt C Kuhlman (US) 6-7 6-2 6-3.

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