Sporting Digest: Tennis

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HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIPS (Newport, Rhode Island) Men's singles, second round: G Stafford (SA) bt P Rafter (Aus) 6-2 6-3; L Herrera (Mex) bt D Witt (US) 6-4 6-4; A Thoms (Ger) bt S Stolle (Aus) 7-6 5-7 6-3; S Matsuoka (Japan) bt M Ruah (Ven) 6-1 6-4; A Antonitsch (Aut) bt P Baur (Ger) 6-3 6-2; J Frana (Arg) bt C van Rensburg (SA) 6-4 6-1; B MacPhie (US) bt B Black (SA) 6-3 7-6; G Rusedski (Can) bt L Tieleman (Bel) 7-6 3-6 6-3.

SWISS OPEN (Gstaad) Men's singles, second round: M Goellner (Ger) bt C-U Steeb (Ger) 7-6 6-4; T Muster (Aut) bt R Gilbert (Fr) 3-6 6-3 6-1; K Novacek (Cz Rep) bt C Costa (Sp) 6-4 3-6 6-4; J Stoltenberg (Aus) bt M Rosset (Swit) 6-4 6-7 7-6; M Naewie (Ger) bt R Krishnan (India) 4-6 6-4 6-0.

GUNZE WORLD INDOOR TOURNAMENT (Tokyo): Men's singles, first round: M Woodforde (Aus) bt A Cherkasov (Rus) 7-6 4-6 6-3. Women's singles, first round: G Sabatini (Arg) bt N Provis (Aus) 6-4 7-6; A Coetzer (SA) bt A Sugiyama (Japan) 6-1 7-6; M Maleeva (Bul) bt M J Fernandez (US) 6-3 6-4.

BRISTOL CHALLENGER TROPHY (Bristol) Men's singles, second round: J Bates (GB) bt A Foster (GB) 7-5 6-4; M Petchey (GB) bt J-I Carrasco (Sp) 6-3 6-3; T Henman (GB) bt E Winogradsky (Fr) 7-6 6-3; C Bailey (GB) bt P Nyborg (Swe) 7-5 6-7 6-3; A Reichel (US) bt S Noszaly (Hun) 7-6 6-7 6-2; M Knowles (Bah) bt N Bruno (It) 6-4 6-4; N Gould (GB) bt M Ardinghi (It) 6-4 6-3; C Wilkinson (GB) bt G Muller (SA) 6-3 2-1 (ret).

CELLNET OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS (Felixstowe) Men's singles, quarter-finals: (GB unless stated): A Richardson bt M Wyeth 6-2 6-4; M Schofield bt J Baily 6-7 7-5 6-4; P Robinson bt C Sarmiento (Bol) 6-2 6-2; C Beecher bt N Adams

6-3 6-1. Women's singles, quarter-finals: M Hughes bt K Cross 5-7 6-4 7-5; C Billingham bt E Nortse (Nam) 7-6 7-6; C Taylor bt S Tse 6-2 6-1; L Ahl bt J Boden 4-6 6-4 6-3.

MIDLAND BANK NATIONAL SCHOOLS' CHAMPIONSHIPS (Queenswood School, Hatfield): Aberdare Cup, Semi-finals: Queenswood bt Bedford 5-1; Millfield bt Brighton & Hove 4-2. Glanville Cup, Semi-finals: Sevenoaks bt Millfield 5-1; Repton bt St Cyres 6-0.

PALERMO WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT Second round: E Zardo (Swit) bt B Schultz (Neth) 6-4

6-2; I Spirlea (Rom) bt S Meier (Ger) 6-4 6-0; R Bobkova (Cz Rep) bt A Serrapanetti (It) 6-2 6-1; D Monami (Bel) bt N Baudone (It) 2-6 6-1 6-2; M Grossi (It) bt M Babel (Ger) 6-4 6-2; M Pierce (Fr) bt F Bentivoglio (It) 6-0 6-3; S Cecchini (It) bt P Ritter (Aut) 6-4 7-5; P Tarabini (Arg) bt Li Fang (Ch) 6-4 6-4.

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