U.S. trails in Davis Cup

September 24, 1990|By Asssociated Press

VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Austria ran out of daylight before the United States ran out of time in their Davis Cup semifinal match.

The Austrians were within one set of going to the finals when darkness halted play yesterday, pushing the deciding match between Horst Skoff and American Michael Chang into a second day.

Skoff was leading 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6 when officials determined it was too dark to continue and suspended the match until today. Play started an hour later than scheduled yesterday because of rain.

In the first singles match, Thomas Muster played nearly flawless tennis to defeat mistake-prone Andre Agassi in straight sets and tie the best-of-five series at 2-2. The winner of the series will face Australia in the Davis Cup final Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The Australians defeated Argentina 5-0 in the other semifinal.

Austria is in the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time while the United States has a record 28 Davis Cup titles

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