Sporting Digest: Tennis

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MERCEDES MEN'S OPEN (Stuttgart) First round: C Arriens (Ger) bt D Prinosil (Ger) 6-3 6-2; F Clavet (Sp) bt M Geserer (Ger) 6-7 6-2 6-2; M Larsson (Swe) bt A Cherkasov (Rus) 7-6 2-6 7-6; T Carbonell (Sp) bt J Oncins (Bra) 7-5 6-3; A Mancini (Arg) bt D Rikl (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-4; C Mezzadri (Swit) bt R Furlan (It) 7-5 6-3. Second round: B Karbacher (Ger) bt G Roux (Fr) 6-4 4-6 6-3; T Muster (Aut) bt D Vacek (Cz Rep) 6-4 3-6 7-6.

WASHINGTON MEN'S TOURNAMENT First round: A Krickstein (US) bt B Steven (NZ) 6-4 6-2.

FEDERATION CUP WOMEN'S TEAM TOURNAMENT (Frankfurt) First round: Spain bt Great Britain 3-0 (C Martinez bt J Durie 6-2 6-1; A Sanchez Vicario bt C Wood 6-3 6-0; Sanchez Vicario and Martinez bt Durie and Wood 6-1 4-6 6-1). Germany lost to Australia 2-1 (A Huber bt E Smylie 6-1 6-2; S Graf lost to N Provis 4-6 6-1

1-6; Huber and B Rittner lost to Smylie and R Stubbs 7-5 4-6 3-6). United States bt Switzerland 3-0 (L Davenport bt C Fauche 6-4 6-3; L McNeil bt E Zardo 1-6 6-3 6-3; D Graham and A Grossmann bt Zardo and J Manta 6-3 6-1). Netherlands bt Croatia 3-0 (S Rottier bt M Muric 6-2 6-0; M Oremans bt N Ercegovic 6-1 6-1; Oremans and K Boogert bt Muric and S Talaja 6-2 6-0). Latvia bt Belgium 2-1 (A Blumberga bt N Feber 6-3 6-3; L Neiland lost to D Monami 1-6 5-7 6-1; Neiland and Blumberga bt Monami and L Courtois 6-4 4-6 7-9). Japan bt Colombia 3-0 (M Endo bt C Giraldo 2-6 6-0 6-0; N Sawamatsu bt C Hincapie 6-1 6-2; R Hiraki and N Miyagi bt Hincapie and Giraldo 7-5 6-4). Austria lost to Denmark 2-1 (S Dopfer lost to S Albinus 7-5 2-6 4-6; J Wiesner bt K Ptaszek 6-2 6-2; Wiesner and P Ritter lost to T Scheuer-Larsen and Ptaszek 3-6 6-7). China bt Peru 2-1 (Bi Ying bt P Vasquez 6-1 6-4; Li Fang lost to L Gildemeister 6-4 4-6 4-6; Bi and Li bt Vasquez and Gildemeister 6-4 6-0).

PATHMARK WOMEN'S CLASSIC (Mahwah, New Jersey): First round: H Sprung (Aut) bt D Faber (US) 6-4 6-4; T O'Reilly (US) bt E Roubanova (Rus) 3-6 6-3 6-3; C Benjamin (US) bt L Field (Aus) 6-4 6-4; S McCarthy (US) bt A Leand (US) 6-2 6-4; P Casale-Telford (US) bt C Fuchs (US) 6-0 6-0; S McCarthy (US) bt E Burgin (US) 6-2 6-3; M Paz (Arg) bt V Menga (Bra) 6-0 6-1; N Louarsabishvily (Geor) bt S Schmidle (Ger) 6-4 6-4.

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