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Hewitt, Guccione give Australia 2-0 edge

4/7/2006 - Tennis

Rookie Chris Guccione and veteran Lleyton Hewitt won singles
matches and Australia took a 2-0 lead over Belarus in the Davis Cup
quarterfinals on Friday.
Guccione beat Max Mirnyi 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 and Hewitt
defeated Vladimir Voltchkov 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 in swirling, cold winds
that bothered players in the matches in Melbourne, Australia.
"It was pretty tough conditions out there," Hewitt said. "I
just tried to stay mentally tough and hang in."
If Wayne Arthurs and Paul Hanley beat Voltchkov and Mirnyi in
Saturday's doubles, Australia will move on to face the winner of
the quarterfinal between defending champion Croatia and Argentina.