Ivanisevic Defeated, Reneberg Injured

From Times Wire Services

The U.S. men's tennis team will limp into the second round, but Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic didn't even make it that far.

The No. 2 seed was upset by South Africa's Marcos Ondruska, 6-2, 6-4.

American Richey Reneberg, slated to play both singles and doubles, aggravated a groin injury and retired in the third set of his opening match against Leander Paes. Wimbledon finalist MaliVai Washington also won his Olympic debut, beating Slovakia's Jan Kroslak, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).

American women, meanwhile, went 3-0 in first-round singles, with Mary Joe Fernandez and Lindsay Davenport joining Monica Seles in the round of 32. The seventh-seeded Fernandez beat Elena Likhovtseva, 6-2, 6-4, and No. 9 Davenport swept Anne Kremer, 6-2, 6-1.

Paul Haarhuis, the 12th seed, was the only other upset victim on the men's side, losing to unseeded Australian, Mark Philippoussis, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6, (7-2), who served 17 aces.

Thomas Enqvist of Sweden, faced down 24 aces from Marc-Kevin Goellner of Germany before winning, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-4.

On the women's side, seeded players Conchita Martinez of Spain, Anke Huber of Germany and Mary Pierce of France advanced easily.

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