Teenager Wayne Wong Wing-luen was beaten by Ben Ellwood of Australia 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of the Salem Open at Victoria Park. Wayne was playing in his first major tournament, but the 17-year-old failed to get his game going as his Australian opponent, who came through the main draw from the qualifying competition, displayed the gulf between the two players. 'I was nervous. I had never played in an ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) tournament before. It was a big occasion for me,' said Wayne, who was in the middle of his fifth-form exams. 'It was a new experience,' he said. Meanwhile, Hong Kong Davis Cup players will live to fight another day after they lost to Taiwan 3-2 in their Asia-Oceania zone Group II Davis Cup encounter in Taipei. Taiwan were ahead 2-1 after the first two days of play, winning the doubles and one of two singles matches. The hosts then won the two reserve singles to wrap up the tie. Hong Kong's Melvin Tong Man-chung won both his singles matches for Hong Kong against Chen Chih-jung and Tsai Chia-yen. He first beat Chen 2-6, 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 8-6 before storming back to record a 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-1, 6-0 victory over Tsai. Hong Kong had lost the doubles when Stephen So and Christopher Lai were defeated by Lin Bing-chao and Chen 3- 6, 1-6, 1-6. Chen, cashing in on home advantage, stopped Hong Kong's comeback bid by trouncing Christopher in straight sets 6-4, 6-2, 6-0 in two hours to win the tie for Taiwan, who will play Thailand in July's second round.