Sporting Digest: Tennis

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PLAYERS' INTERNATIONAL CANADIAN OPEN (Montreal) Men's singles, first round: C Pridham (Can) bt K Evans (US) 4-6 7-5 6-4; A Agassi (US) bt P Kuhnen (Ger) 6-2 6-4; A Krickstein (US) bt A Mansdorf (Isr) 6-3 6-3; D Wheaton (US) bt K Jones (US) 6-2 6-0; M Pernfors (Swe) bt M Kaplan (SA) 6-2 7-5; K Carlsen (Den) bt B Black (Zim) 6-4 6-4; G Stafford (SA) bt D Rostagno (US) 7-6 7-5; J Tarango (US) bt P Lundgren (Swe) 4-6 7-5 6-3; G Rusedski (Can) bt C Bergstrom (Swe) 7-6 6-7 6-4; T Woodbridge (Aus) bt L Mattar (Bra) 7-6 15-0 (defaulted for unsportsmanlike conduct). Second round: J Courier (US) bt Tarango 6-4 6-4; B Becker (Ger) bt C Pridham (Can) 3-6 6-3 6-3; P Korda (Cz Rep) bt J Bates (GB) 6-3 6-2; R Reneberg (US) bt M Washington (US) 6-3 6-2; A Volkov (Rus) bt J Yzaga (Peru) 6-4 4-6 6-3; W Ferreira (SA) bt Woodbridge 7-6 6-3; H Holm (Swe) bt A Antonitsch (Aut) 6-2 6-3; T Martin (US) bt G Stafford (SA) 5-7 6-2 6-1; B Steven (NZ) bt D Wheaton (US) 3-6 6-0 6-4; M Pernfors (Swe) bt J Stoltenberg (Aus) 6-4 6-4; J Hlasek (Swit) bt M Hadad (Col) 6-2 6-4.

DUTCH OPEN (Hilversum) Men's singles, first round: J Eltingh (Neth) bt F Dewulf (Bel) 6-3 6-4; A Olhovskiy (Rus) bt E Sanchez (Sp) 6-1 7-6; A Cherkasov (Rus) bt K Novacek (Cz Rep) 6-3 6-7 7-6; M Gollner (Ger) bt A Corretja (Sp) 6-2 6-4; R Fromberg (Aus) bt B Karbacher (Ger) 7-5 7-5; P Haarhuis (Neth) bt F Wibier (Neth) 6-3 6-2; M Gustafsson (Swe) bt T Nijssen (Neth) 6-4 7-5; S Bruguera (Sp) bt J Apell (Swit) 6-3 6-4. Second round: T Muster (Aut) bt N Kischkewitz (Fr) 6-2 6-2; J Sanchez (Spain) bt (5) M Ondruska (SA) 4-6 6-3 6-3.

MEN'S CHALLENGER TOURNAMENT (Winnetka, Illinois) Singles, first round: M Petchey (GB) bt G Doyle (Aus) 7-6 6-0; J-P Fleurian (Fr) bt A Foster (GB) 6-4 3-6 6-4.

US WOMEN'S HARDCOURT CHAMPIONSHIPS (Stratton Mountain, Vermont) Second round (US unless stated): J Ingram bt C Singer (Ger) 6-3 7-5; Z Garrison Jackson bt J Santrock 6-1 6-2; C Martinez (Sp) bt C Benjamin 6-0 6-3; H Sukova (Cz Rep) bt T Morton (Aus) 6-2 6-2; S Lohrmann (Ger) bt C Rubin 5-7 6-3 6-3; T Whitlinger bt S McCarthy 6-2 6-4; K Rinaldi bt M Kidowaki (Japan) 6-2 6-1; C Kuhlman bt M Jackson 6-3 7-6; C Porwik (Ger) bt S de Vries (Neth) 6-3 6-1; B Bowes bt C Papadaki (Gr) 6-1 1-6 6-2; A Henrickson bt I Demongeot (Fr) 6-2 6-3; J Watanabe bt C Torrens-Valero (Sp) 6-4 6-2; A Stephenson bt A Schwartz 6-1 6-0; M Paz (Arg) bt L Novelo (Mex) 6-1 6-0.

PUERTO RICO OPEN (San Juan) Women's singles, first round: E DeLone (US) bt T Ignatieva (Bela) 7-5 6-2; L Harvey-Wild (US) bt N Pratt (Aus) 6-0 6-3; A Gavaldon (Mex) bt D Faber (US) 6-4 6-1; P Vasquez (Mex) bt L Tella (Bra) 6-4 2-6 6-2; L Allen (US) bt S Amiach (Fr) 6-4 3-6 7-6; A Keller (US) bt Y Segal (Isr) 6-0 6-1; D Graham (US) bt S Lohmann (Ger) 6-7 6-4 6-4; K Quentrec (Fr) bt M Kochta (Ger) 6-3 6-2; C Cristea (Rom) bt M Drake (Can) 6-4 5-7 6-2; A Grossman (US) bt K Freye (Ger) 6-3 6-2; N Herreman (Fr) bt L Gildemeister (Peru) 6-4 6-2; C Newman (US) bt S Cacic (US) 7-5 7-6; S Jeyeseelan (Can) bt A Leand (US) 7-5 6-2.

INTER-COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS MEN: Group one (Eastbourne): Hants and Isle of Wight 6 Essex 2 (unfinished); Yorkshire 6 Lancashire 3; Sussex 6 Kent 3. Group two (Cromer): Devon 6 Derbyshire 3; Buckinghamshire 6 Durham and Cleveland 3; Leicestershire 9 Middlesex 0. Group three (Cambridge): Somerset 6 East of Scotland 3; Berkshire 7 West of Scotland 2; Oxfordshire 5 Nottinghamshire 4. Group four (Bude): Dorset 5 Warwickshire 4, Hertfordshire 7 Gloucestershire 2; South Wales 6 Northants 3. Group five (Hunstanton): Lincolnshire 5 Sussex 4; Hereford and Worcestershire 6 Cheshire 3; Cambridgeshire 6 Avon 3. Group six (Southsea): Bedfordshire 7 Northumberland 2; Norfolk 6 Staffordshire 3; North Wales 5 Wiltshire 4. Group seven A (Bristol): South of Scotland 6 North of Scotland 3; Suffolk 8 Channel Islands 1. Group seven B (Felixstowe): Shropshire 6 Cumbria 3; Cornwall 9 Isle of Man 0. WOMEN: Group one (Eastbourne): Essex 9 Lancashire 0; Middlesex 5 Leicestershire 4; Surrey 6 Yorkshire 3. Group two (Poole): Warwickshire 5 Staffs 4; Herts 6 Norfolk 3; Devon 6 Cambs 3. Group three (Worthing): Buckinghamshire 5 Sussex 4; Hants and Isle of Wight 7 Nottinghamshire 2; Kent 6 South Wales 3. Group four (Ilkley): Hereford and Worcestershire 6 Dorset 3; Oxfordshire 6 North of Scotland 3; Berkshire 6 Bedfordshire 3. Group five (Cheltenham): Lincs 6 Derbys 3; Cheshire 7 Somerset 2; Gloucs 5 Shrops 4. Group six (Oxford): East of Scotland 5 Northants 4; Northumberland 6 North Wales 3; West of Scotland 9 Durham and Cleveland 0. Group seven A (Exmouth): Avon 9 Cornwall 0; Cumbria 5 Channel Islands 4; Suffolk 7 South of Scotland 2; Wiltshire 9 Isle of Man 0.

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