Fri, 25 Feb 2000

Davis Cup players crash in Indonesia Futures-1

JAKARTA (JP): Davis Cup team members Febi Widhiyanto and Edy Kusdaryanto crashed out of the Indonesia Futures-1 on Thursday in the second round of the men's singles at Kemayoran tennis center in Central Jakarta.

Febi was outclassed by top seed Artem Derepasko of Russia 5-7, 2-6, while Edy could only win the first set before giving in to Kwon Oh-hee of South Korea 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

Only veteran and double specialist Bonit Wiryawan still survives in the US$15,000 men's singles event after beating qualifier Chung Seong-yoon of South Korea 7-5, 7-6 (7/4). In Friday's quarterfinals he will challenge second seeded Frantisek Cermak of the Czech Republic, who beat Le Minh of the United States 6-2, 6-2.

Derepasko will challenge Zbynek Mlynarik of Austria, who upset another Indonesian player Adrian Raturandang 7-6 (7/6), 6-2. Kwon will meet Jarkko Nieminen of Finland, who beat qualifier Anton Kokurin of Uzbekistan 6-1, 6-0.

In the men's doubles, Edy and Hendri Susilo Pramono stopped the progress of the mixed pair of Derepasko and Jaroslav Levinsky from the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4.

The Davis Cup team members will meet the second seeded South African pair of Rik De Voest and Haydn Wakefield, who beat Australian Kane De Whurst and Ashley Ford 7-5, 6-7 (1/7), 7-6 (7/2) in the first round on Thursday.

Long-time partners Bonit and Sulistyo Wibowo from Indonesia also advanced to the second round after an easy 6-0, 6-3 win over the South Korean pair of Han Min-kyu and Lee Sang-hoon.

Bonit and Sulistyo will face Chung Hee-seok and Chung Hee-sung of South Korea, who beat Adrian and his partner Yoon yong-il of South Korea 4-6, 6-7 (3/7).

Febi and Suwandi were out of luck and lost to Frantisek Babej and Vladimir Platenik of Slovakia 4-6, 4-6.

In the Women's Circuit-2, veteran Irawati Moerid Iskandar and Wukirasih Sawondari cruised to the quarterfinals. Irawati beat qualifier Anouk Sterk from the Netherlands 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, while Wukirasih upset South Korean Chung Yun-jin 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Irawati will meet Jeon Mi-ra of South Korea, who beat the 1999 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games women's singles gold medalist Maricris Fernandez of the Philippines 6-1, 3-6, 6-2. Wukirasih will play qualifier Kim Eun Sook of South Korea, who overcome Satomi Kinjo of Japan 6-3, 6-3 in the second round of the US$10,000 event.

Pairing each other in the doubles event, Irawati and Wukirasih proceeded to the second round after a 6-3, 7-5 win over the Japanese pair of Sache Umehara and Mao Yamanaka. Irawati and Wukirasih, fifth seeded in this event, will met Choi Young-ja and Kim Eun-sook of South Korea, who beat Natalie Grandin and Lara Van Rooyen of South Africa 3-6, 6-3, 6-0.

Fed Cup team members Yayuk Basuki and Wynne Prakusya had no difficulties beating the eleventh seeded pair of Chung Yang-jin and Lee Eung-jeong of South Korea 6-1, 6-0. Yayuk and Wynne, who are expected to earn wild cards for the 2000 Olympic Games, will face Marylene Losey of Switzerland and Nicole Melch of Austria, who beat the Slovakian pair of Svetla Bozicnik and Nina Janzekovic 6-0, 6-1. (ivy)