Next tie 17-19 July 2015
Ireland must travel to South Africa not only looking for its first win against the southern hemisphere side but also needing a victory to maintain its place in Zone Group II.
Last tie 6-8 March 2015
Ireland fell to a 5-0 loss against Belarus in a home first round tie played at the Castleknock Tennis Club in Dublin in March. The loss means they will have to fight for survival in July.
Ireland's best Davis Cup performance came in 1983, when it reached the World Group play-offs. On that occasion, in Dublin, Ireland lost to USA 3-1.