These two teams will face off for a third time when they meet in the Relegation Play-offs, with Puerto Rico winning both of their previous clashes in 1999 and 2008.
Barbados will fight to stay in Americas Zone Group II after falling 4-1 away to El Savador in its first round tie in February. Darian King managed the only rubber for Barbados, and a consolation point at that, after a strong display from the Arevalo brothers, Marcelo and Rafael.
Puerto Rico fell 4-1 to Mexico in its America Zone Group II first round tie. Outplayed in the first two singles rubbers, Puerto Rico fought valiantly to keep the tie alive in the doubles rubber, only for Mexico's Daniel Garza and Santiago Gonzalez to force the hosts into another relegation Play-off after defeating Gilberto Alvarez and Alex Llompart 8-6 in the fifth set.