SETBACK FOR LAVER: Rod Laver suffered a setback in his recovery from a stroke, though it was not believed to be serious.

Laver was back in the intensive care unit at UCLA Medical Center because of a fever and was responding to treatment.

DU MAURIER OPEN: MaliVai Washington defeated No. 13 seed Jan Siemerink 7-6 (7-2), 6-3 to advance to the second round of the du Maurier Open in Toronto. Washington next faces Bobby Kokavec, who downed Steve Campbell 6-1, 6-2 for his first match victory on the ATP Tour.

In other matches, Scott Draper defeated Jim Courier 7-5, 5-7, 6-4; Wayne Black beat older brother Byron 6-4, 6-0; and Sebastien Lareau was beaten 7-6 (14-12), 7-6 (7-4) by 10th-seeded Goran Ivan-i-sevic.

Other winners included Vince Spadea, Guillermo Canada, Neville Godwin, David Nainkin, Jan-Michael Gambill and Ramon Delgado.

TOSHIBA CLASSIC: Sandrine Testud, down a set and trailing 2-1 in the second, won the final 11 games for a 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 victory over amateur Alexandra Stevenson in the first round of the Toshiba Tennis Classic in Carlsbad, Calif.

In other matches, Mary Pierce beat Barbara Paulus 6-3, 7-5; Iva Majoli defeated Alexandra Fusai 7-6 (7-1), 6-3; and Jennifer Capriati won her third qualifying match - a 7-6, (7-5), 2-6, 6-1 victory against Nathalie Dechy - to move into the main draw.


HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STARS: An all-star team made mostly of local high school basketball players recently completed a tour through Australia and New Zealand with an undefeated record. The Utah team went 18-0, including five last-minute wins, during its 19-day journey in July.

Timpview High's Ed Pinegar was the team MVP, averaging 29.8 points, while Provo's Hala Kaufusi earned the leading rebounder award.

Other players on the team included Dayne Jensen, Utah-bound Ben Heus-ser, Seth Adamson, Jeremy Dodge, Jo Jo Kaufusi, Jared Bylund, Rusty Harris and Dustin Jeffords. The team was coached by former Olympus High coach Ron Steinke.