Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.

Tennis: Lapentti beats Kuerten in Orange Bowl final.

Nicolas Lapentti, of Ecuador, drawing on his Davis Cup experience, ended his junior career by defeating his doubles partner, Gustavo Kuerten, of Brazil, 6-3, 7-6 in the boys' 18-and-under Rolex Orange Bowl International Championships at Miami Beach at the weekend. "There's not much pressure in this tournament after I've played Davis Cup with Andres Gomez, our country's hero, at home," Lapentti said.

ORANGE BOWL (Miami Beach): Boys' 18 Singles final: N Lapentti (Ecu) bt G Kuerten (Bra) 6-3, 7-6. Doubles final: B Kokavec and J Robichaud (Can) bt N Lapentti, (Ecu) and G Kuerten (Bra) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Girls' 18 Singles final: M Ramon (Sp) bt A Kournikova (Rus) 7-5 6-4. Doubles final: A Canepa and M Zavagli, (It) bt M Grzybowska and A Olsza (Pol) 6-3 6-7 6-4.