Sporting Digest: Tennis

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PLAYERS' INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT (Montreal) First round: W Ferreira (SA) bt C dams (US) 6-3 6-4; H Holm (Swe) bt J Palmer (US) 4-6 7-6 6-4; J Stoltenberg (Aus) bt B Gilbert (US) 6-4 7-6; B Steven (NZ) bt S Simian (Fr) 7-5 6-2; J Bates (GB) bt J Morgan (Aus) 2-6 6-2 6-2; M Hadad (Col) bt M Damm (Cz Reo) 6-2 6- 0; A Antonitsch (Aut) bt C Wilkinson (GB) 3-6 6- 0 6-3; J Yzaga (Peru) bt D Nestor (Can) 5-7 7-6 6-2.

US WOMEN'S HARDCOURT CHAMPIONSHIPS (Stratton Mountain, Vermont) First round: S McCarthy (US) bt J Nejedly (US) 6-2 6-1; I Demongeot (Fr) bt S Martin (US) 3-6 6-1 6-0; S De Vries (Neth) bt P O'Reilly (US) 6-4 6-4; B Bowes (US) bt R Kochta (Ger) 6-1 6-1; M Kidowaki (Japan) bt R Jensen (US) 6-1 6-4; T Morton (Aus) bt C Bakkum (Neth) 6-1 6-1; C Torrens-Valero (Sp) bt L Smylie (Aus) 6-4 7-5.

Second round: B Reinstadler (Aut) bt L Raymond (US) 4-6 7-6 6-4; M Maleeva-Fragniere (Swit) bt A Mall (US) 6-0 6-2; J Ingram (US) bt C Singer (Ger) 6-3 7-5.

INTER-COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS: Men Group Two (Cromer): Buckinghamshire 5 Leicestershire 1; Derbyshire 5 Middlesex 3; Devon 4 Durham & Cleveland 2 (all unfinished). Group 3 (Cambridge): Nottinghamshire 3 West of Scotland 2; Oxfordshire 6 East of Scotland 1; Somerset 4 Berkshire 3 (all unfinished). Group 4 (Bude): Gloucestershire 5 Northants 3; South Wales 4 Warwickshire 2; Hertfordshire 4 Dorset 2 (all unfinished). Group 5 (Hunstanton): Cambridgeshire 5 Cheshire 4; Sussex 7 Avon 2; Lincolnshire 5 Hereford and Worcs 4. Group 6 (Southsea): Wiltshire 3 Norfolk 2; Bedfordshire 5 North Wales 1; Northumberland 3 Staffordshire 3 (all unfinished). Women Group 2 (Poole): Cambridgeshire 5 Hertfordshire 4; Devon 4 Norfolk 4 (unfinished); Warwickshire 7 Cambridgeshire 2; Hertfordshire 7 Staffordshire 2. Group 3 (Worthing): Hants and IOW 4 South Wales 2; Kent 5 Sussex 2; Buckinghamshire 5 Nottinghamshire 1 (all unfinished). Group 4 (Ilkley): Oxfordshire 5 Berkshire 3 (unfinished); Bedfordshire 4 Herefordshire and Worcs 2 (unfinished); North of Scotland 7 Dorset 2. Group 5 (Cheltenham): Somerset 5 Shropshire 4; Derbyshire 7 Gloucestershire 2; Cheshire 5 Lincolnshire 4. Group 6 (Oxford): Northumberland 6 Durham & Cleveland 3; West of Scotland 6 Northants 3; East of Scotland 6 North Wales 3.

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