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20 April 2012

Asia/Oceania Zone Group IV: Friday


MATCH REPORT

Photo: Robert DavisPannhara Mam (CAM)

After a week of tough round-robin matches, the teams heading to the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group IV promotion Play-offs to see who will make it to Zone Group III.

Qatar will play the United Arab Emirates while Cambodia take on Turkmenistan with the winners of both matches moving into the higher group.

The tie of the day was, undoubtedly, saw the two unbeaten teams of Group A go head-to-head as the United Arab Emirates took on Turkmenistan. Hamad Abbas Janahi got the United Arab Emirates off to a great start, defeating Eziz Davletov of Turkmenistan 64 62. The second rubber saw 30-year-old Omar Awadhy take on 17-year-old Aleksandr Ernepesov, with the youngster needing a win to force the tie to the third, deciding, doubles rubber. However, it was experience that triumphed as Awadhy took the victory and ensured that the United Arab Emirates would finish top of their group, despite losing the doubles rubber.

They will be up against hosts Qatar in their qualifying match after Qatar beat Singapore 3-0. 15-year-old Rohan Kamdar from Singapore threatened to cause an upset in the first rubber, taking the first set and forcing a tiebreak in the second, but Jabor Mohammed Ali Mutawa fought back and proved to strong in the end, taking the tiebreak to love and the final set 6-1.

Elsewhere, Cambodia topped Group B with a victory over Jordan to set up a meeting with Turkmenistan in the other qualifying match. The match was pretty straightforward for Cambodia as they made it four wins out of four, with Pannhara Mam and Kenny Bun only dropping five games between them.

Cambodia and Turkmenistan have never met in the Davis Cup before and it will be interesting to see who can take the maiden victory. The United Arab Emirates and Qatar, on the other hand, have met four times previously with the scores tied at 2-2. All four teams will be desperate for a victory that would see them move up a level to Group III.

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