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Group I Europe/Africa Relegation Play-off

12 Sep - 14 Sep 2014, Vidzemes Olimpiskaos Centrs, Valmiera, Latvia, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Ernests GULBIS
    • Date of birth:  30 Aug 1988
    • Singles ranking:  13
    • Doubles ranking:  556
    • Andis JUSKA
    • Date of birth:  22 May 1985
    • Singles ranking:  703
    • Doubles ranking:  992
    • Janis PODZUS
    • Date of birth:  29 Jun 1994
    • Singles ranking:  772
    • Doubles ranking:  920
    • Mikelis LIBIETIS
    • Date of birth:  09 Jul 1992
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking: 
  • Team captain Karlis LEJNIEKS
    • Jurgen MELZER
    • Date of birth:  22 May 1981
    • Singles ranking:  121
    • Doubles ranking:  54
    • Martin FISCHER
    • Date of birth:  21 Jul 1986
    • Singles ranking:  205
    • Doubles ranking:  375
    • Philipp OSWALD
    • Date of birth:  23 Jan 1986
    • Singles ranking:  817
    • Doubles ranking:  49
    • Alexander PEYA
    • Date of birth:  27 Jun 1980
    • Singles ranking: 
    • Doubles ranking:  5=
  • Team captain Clemens TRIMMEL

News from the tie

Photos

  • Janis Podzus (LAT)
  • Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
  • Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
  • Janis Podzus (LAT)
  • Andis Juska (LAT)
  • Martin Fischer (AUT)
  • Martin Fischer (AUT) and Andis Juska (LAT)
  • Tie Summary

    Austria ended a run of four consecutive defeats with a 4-1 win over Latvia in the first round of the Europe/Africa Zone Group I relegation play-offs. The win keeps Austria in Zone Group I for 2015 while Latvia must face Sweden in the final relegation play-off.


    Martin Fischer handed Austria the opening point when he overcame Andis Juska 63 63 62. Jurgen Melzer then eased past Janis Podzus 63 61 64 to give Austria a 2-0 lead. Ernests Gulbis and Mikelis Libietis clawed a point back for Latvia in the doubles, winning 75 76(3) 64 against Philipp Oswald and Alexander Peya. It was left to Melzer to wrap up the tie for Austria and he duly delivered, defeating Libietis 62 62 64 to hand Austria an unassailable 3-1 lead. Fischer also clinched the dead rubber for Austria, resulting in a 4-1 win.

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