Next tie 15-17 July 2016
After suffering defeat at the hands of Peru, Uruguay will travel to Guatemala in a relegation play-off with the loser being relegated to Americas Zone Group III. The two nations have met once before, in 1996, when Uruguay won 5-0.
Last tie 4-6 March 2016
Juan Pablo Varillas Patino-Samudio battled back from 0-2 down in the deciding fifth rubber to give Peru a 3-2 win over Uruguay. Peru won both rubbers on the opening day to take a 2-0 lead, but Uruguay fought back to win the doubles rubber and then levelled the tie when Martin Cuevas won the fourth rubber. Rodrigo Arus looked like he had sealed a Uruguayan victory but it was Varillas Patino-Samudio and Peru who advanced to the second round.
Uruguay has reached the World Group play-offs on three occasions, in 1990, 1992 and 1994, but is yet to earn a place in Davis Cup’s top tier.