05 Apr - 07 Apr 2013, Estadio Alejandro Olmedo, Arequipa, Peru, Clay, Outdoor
Peru will play Venezuela for the fourth time in eight years when the two teams meet in the Americas Zone Group II second round. Venezuela holds the upper hand in their previous encounters, winning in 2005 and 2010, either side of Peru's lone 3-2 triumph in 2007. This will be just the second time the two teams have played on clay, with Peru prevailing in their only other meeting on dirt.
Peru secured an emphatic 5-0 win at home against Haiti in the first round. Duilio Beretta played his part for the hosts, dropping just four games in his opening singles rubber before sealing the win in the decisive third doubles rubber alongside Sergio Galdos.
Venezuela defeated Guatemala 4-1 in its first round encounter after racing into an unassailable 3-0 lead on the second day of play. Ricardo Rodriguez fended off the biggest test from Guatemala, defeating Christopher Diaz-Figueroa 6-3 7-5 3-6 6-1 in the second rubber before Luis David Martinez and David Souto combined to seal the win.
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