Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group III: Sri Lanka beat Jordan 2/1 in opener | Daily News

Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group III: Sri Lanka beat Jordan 2/1 in opener

Harshana Godamanna (left) and Sharmal Dissanayaka in action at the doubles match against Jordanian opponents.
Harshana Godamanna (left) and Sharmal Dissanayaka in action at the doubles match against Jordanian opponents.

Sri Lanka beat Jordan 2/1 in their group ‘A’ opening tie of the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group III commenced at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association (SLTA) clay courts yesterday. Both Lankan singles players comfortably overcame their Jordanian counterparts. Harshana Gadamanna beat Seif Adas 6/3, 6/2 while Sharmal Dissanayake defeated Mousa Alkotop 6/2, 6/4. After winning both singles to seal their victory Lankan pair did not want to wast energy to go for a clean sweep by winning the doubles match. Jordanian duo won the first set 6/4 and Lankan duo conceded doubles match win to Jordanian opponents, Hamzeh Al-Aswad and Mousa Alkotop by retiring in the second set. Today will be a rest day for Sri Lanka with no Group ‘A’ ties on the cards.

The other opening day Group ‘A’winner was Pacific Oceania who had the better of Syria 2/1, winning both singles and losing the doubles match. Heve Kelley (Syria) beat Yacoub Makzoume (Pacific Oceania) 6/3, 1/6, 6/2 while his team mate Colin Sinclair sunk Kareem Al Allaf 6/4, 6/0 in two singles matches, but Pacific Oceania’s Brett Baudinet and Aymeric Mara lost the doubles match against Yacoub and Majdi Salim 3/6, 6/1, 3/6.

In Group ‘B’, Qatar overcame UAE 2/1, while Lebanon routed Turkmenistan 2/1.

Day-1 Group ‘B’ tie results -

Qatar beat UAE 2/1

Omar Alawadhi (UAE) beat Jabor Al Mutawa (Qatar) 2/6, 6/4, 6/1

Shannan Zayid (Qatar) beat Fahad Janahi (UAE) 6/2, 6/2

Shanan Zayed and Shannan Zayid (Qatar) beat Omar Alawadhi and Abbas Janahi (UAE) 6/4, 6/4

Lebanon beat Turkmenistan 2/1

Hady Habib (Lebanon) beat Georiy Pochay (Turkmenistan) 6/0, 6/1

Giovani Samaha (Lebanon) beat Yuriy Rogusskiy (Turkmenistan) 7/6(1), 6/2

Aleksandr Ernepesov and Isa Mammetgulyyev (Turkmenistan) beat Jad Ballout and Najib Fakih (Lebanon) 3/6, 7(1)/6, 6/4


 

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