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12 June 2014

Hosts cause shock on Day 4


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Hosts Iran caused the upset of the day in Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Zone Group III action when they defeated second seeds Lebanon 3-0 on Day 4. This leaves the hosts at the top of Pool B as the only team with two wins from their first two ties.

If they can defeat Singapore, who have lost both of their ties so far, then they will be playing for a place in the 2015 Asia/Oceania Zone Group II.

United Arab Emirates recovered from their opening day defeat with a 2-1 victory over Singapore. Hamad Janahi gave UAE the lead before Isaac ONg levelled the tie for Singapore.

Omar Khaled Al Awadhy and Hamad Janahi then lost the opening set of the doubles but recovered to give UAE the victory.

In Pool A, top seeds Malaysia continued their push for promotion with a 2-1 win over Syria. Syed Agil Naguib and Mohd Assri Merzuki gave Malaysia a 2-0 lead before Bruno and Marc Abdelnour won the dead doubles rubber to give as a consolation for Syria.

Cambodia earned their first win in Pool B by defeating Turkemnistan 2-1. Phalkum Mam and Kenny Bun gave Cambodia an unassailable 2-0 lead before Turkmenistan won the dead doubles rubber.

For more information about Asia/Oceania Zone Group III click here.


In Asia/Oceania Zone Group IV, top seeds Pacific Oceania continued their impressive week with a 2-1 victory over Iraq. Aymeric Mara won the opening singles rubber for Pacific Oceania vefore Ali Khairi Hashim Al-Mayahi levelled the tie for Iraq.

Gilles de Gouy and Daniel Llarenas clinched the tie in the deciding doubles rubber, leaving Pacific Oceania with a perfect 4-0 record and a place at the top of Pool A.

Bangladesh won their first tie of the week with a 3-0 win over Kyrgyzstan. Henry Prithul Mondol and Sree Amol Roy won their singles rubbers before Ali Al-Saygh and Mousa Zayed won the doubles rubber.

In Pool B, second seeds Qatar maintained their promotion push with a 3-0 win over Bahrain and Mongolia defeated Oman to maintain their place in 3rd place in the Pool.

For more information about Asia/Oceania Zone Group IV click here.

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