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Zimbabwe win Davis Cup tie

by Staff reporter
08 Mar 2020 at 13:28hrs | Views
ZIMBABWE won the David Cup World Group II first round play-off against Syria on a score of 3-1 at Harare Sports Club yesterday.

The first day of play had finished with the scores level at 1-1 after Mehluli Sibanda had lost to Hazem Naw 6-3, 6-3.

Benjamin Lock levelled the scores with a 6-3-6-3 win over Amer Naow on the second rubber setting up a potential moving second day.

Zimbabwe began yesterday's play with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 win in the doubles match after the Lock brothers, Benjamin and Courtney combined to defeat the Syria pair of Naw and Yacoub Makzoume.

Syria needed to win the fourth rubber to take the tie into the final game but Benjamin Lock defeated Naw 6-4, 6-4 to an unassailable 3-1 lead for the hosts.

The fifth rubber which should have seen Sibanda taking on Makzoume was forfeited since it would not have changed the result of the tie.

Source - dailynews