Sporting Digest: Tennis

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AUSTRALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (Sydney) Men's singles, first round: P Rafter (Aus) bt B Steven (NZ) 7-6 6-4; M Pernfors (Swe) bt P McEnroe (US) 6-3 6-3; R Fromberg (Aus) bt T Woodbridge (Aus) 6-1 4-6 7-5; S Bryan (US) bt C Adams (US) 6-2 3-6 6-3; J Morgan (Aus) bt R Krajicek (Neth) 7-6 2-6 6-4; J Courier (US) bt A Mronz (Ger) 6-2 7-5.

SICILIAN INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT (Palermo) Men's singles final: T Muster (Aut) bt S Bruguera (Sp) 7-6 7-5.

TOULOUSE TOURNAMENT Men's singles, first round: J Tarango (US) bt N Kulti (Swe)

3-6 7-5 6-3; C Bergstrom (Swe) bt K Carlsen (Den) 6-3 1-6 6-4; S Simian (Fr) bt T Champion (Fr) 6-2 6-3; A Chesnokov (Rus) bt F Santoro (Fr) 6-2 6-3; L Paes (Ind) bt M Goellner (Ger) 3-6 7-6 6-3.

ATHENS TOURNAMENT Men's singles, first round: J Sanchez (Sp) bt J Gisberte (Sp) 6-4 7- 6; J Kroschko (Hun) bt J Altur (Sp) 6-3 7-5; F Montana (US) bt C Efraimoglou (Gr) 6-1 6-1; R Furlan (It) bt F Davin (Arg) 6-3 7-6; M Filippini (Urug) bt M Velev (Bul) 7-5 6-0; A Berasategui (Sp) bt Y Kaselnikov (Rus) 6-1 6-3.

IRISH OPEN (Dublin) Men's singles, first round (selected): T Gollwitzer (Ger) bt M Petchey (GB) 6-1 6-4.

EUROPEAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (Zurich) Women's singles, first round: M Maleeva (Bul) bt J Durie (GB) 6-1 6-0; R Nideffer (SA) bt K Po (US) 7-5 6-0; S Rottier (US) bt N Medvedeva (Ukr) 6-4 6-2; M Oremans (Neth) bt K Boogert (Neth) 6-2 6-4; P Shriver (US) bt L McNeil (US) 7-5 6-4; P Fendick (US) bt Z Garrison-Jackson (US) 7-6 3-6 6-3; M Maleeva- Fragniere (Swit) bt B Schultz (Neth) 6-4 6-2.

LTA SATELLITE (Basingstoke): Men's singles, first round: M Maclagan (Sco) bt J Sher (SA)

6-2 6-1; M Zimmerman (US) bt S Della-Piana (Swit) 6-3 6-4; I Herzgerodt (Ger) bt P Hand (Berks) 6-4 1-6 6-3; L Manta (Swit) bt N Baglin (Chesh) 6-3 4-6 6-4; N Weal (Hants) bt F Schweikart (Ger) 7-6 2-6 6-2; G Mandl (Aut) bt P Wright (Devon) 6-4 7-6.

Women's singles, first round: L Jelfs (Oxford) bt L Woodroffe (Surrey) 7-5 6-4; V Humphreys- Davies (Camb) bt K Warne-Holland (Cheshire) 6-4 7-6; E Bond (Gloucs) bt M A Sanchez (Sp) 6-3 6-2; K Lompenhouwer (Neth) bt H Mathews (Berks) 6-4 6-4; C Hall (Dorset) bt A Smith (Staffs) 2-6 6-3 6-2; K Roubanova (Rus) bt H Hogh (Ger) 6-0 6-1.

CHAMPIONS TOURNAMENT (Thousand Oaks, Calif) Men's singles final: J Connors (US) bt J Kriek (US) 6-4 6-0. Doubles final: B Borg (Swe) and L Stefanki (US) bt Connors and H Solomon (US) 7-5 6-3.

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