NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) _ Qualifier Glenn Weiner beat his doubles partner and longtime friend Andre Sa of Brazil 7-6 (3), 7-5 Wednesday in a rain-abbreviated schedule at the Hall of Fame Championships.

Only three singles matches were played. Four matches postponed by a midmorning thunderstorm were rescheduled for Thursday.

Weiner, of Bradenton, Fla., and Sa, who won their opening-round doubles match Tuesday, agreed it was difficult playing each other.

``It was a very tough match for a lot of reasons,'' Weiner, 25, said after just his sixth career tour victory. ``He's a very good friend of mine. We grew up together and went to high school together.

Weiner, who is ranked No. 229, mainly was playing in the challenger circuit before he won three matches over two days to qualify for the Hall of Fame Championships.

And there he was, facing his friend.

``As soon as we saw each other here it was, `My partner and my opponent','' Weiner said. ``I've been calling everyone back home. All my friends know him, too.''

In the other singles matches played: Cecil Mamiit defeated Mike Bryan 6-4, 6-4 and Martin Damm beat Irakli Labadze 6-3, 6-2.

Mamiit, 25, from Los Angeles, who won the NCAA title as a freshman at Southern California before turning pro, feels he's starting to come into his own.

``Now I feel like I'm playing a lot better than I was just because I understand my own game,'' he said. ``It's been five years to develop my game.''

Mamiit, ranked 109th in the world, grew up idolizing John McEnroe. Ironically, McEnroe was the last freshman to win an NCAA singles title before Mamiit, capturing the crown in 1978 while at Stanford.