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Guccione, Hewitt give Aussies 2-0 lead on Belarus

Updated: April 7, 2006, 2:44 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Davis Cup rookie Chris Guccione and veteran Lleyton Hewitt took contrasting routes Friday to give Australia a 2-0 lead over Belarus in their quarterfinals matchup.

Guccione beat Belarus' No. 1 player Max Mirnyi in a five-setter that lasted nearly four hours, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4.

Hewitt, playing for the first time at Kooyong, the former home of the Australian Open, beat Vladimir Voltchkov 6-2, 6-1, 6-2 in swirling, cold winds that bothered ...

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