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World Group II 1st Round

08 Feb - 09 Feb 2014, Pilara Tennis Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Clay, Outdoor

Team nominations

    • Paula ORMAECHEA
    • Date of birth:  28 Sep 1992
    • Singles ranking:  125
    • Doubles ranking:  317
    • Maria IRIGOYEN
    • Date of birth:  24 Jun 1987
    • Singles ranking:  175
    • Doubles ranking:  84
    • Florencia MOLINERO
    • Date of birth:  28 Nov 1988
    • Singles ranking:  270
    • Doubles ranking:  114
    • Catalina PELLA
    • Date of birth:  31 Jan 1993
    • Singles ranking:  319
    • Doubles ranking:  424
  • Team captain Maria-Jose GAIDANO
    • Kurumi NARA
    • Date of birth:  30 Dec 1991
    • Singles ranking:  43
    • Doubles ranking:  257
    • Misaki DOI
    • Date of birth:  29 Apr 1991
    • Singles ranking:  122
    • Doubles ranking:  103
    • Risa OZAKI
    • Date of birth:  10 Apr 1994
    • Singles ranking:  161
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Shuko AOYAMA
    • Date of birth:  19 Dec 1987
    • Singles ranking:  230
    • Doubles ranking:  51
  • Team captain Yuka KANEKO

News from the tie

  • Ormaechea wary of tough Japanese test
    Paula Ormaechea insists she's not feeling any pressure to repeat her Fed Cup heroics of 2013 as Argentina prepare to take on a solid Japanese side in Buenos Aires
  • Argentina build lead in Buenos Aires
    Paula Ormaechea doubled the lead for hosts Argentina against Misaki Doi after Maria Irigoyen's upset win against Kurumi Nara put them ahead earlier in Buenos Aires
  • Ormaechea seals Argentine victory
    Paula Ormaechea has defeated Kurumi Nara 63 64 to send Argentina into the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-offs for the first time since 2009
  • Argentine supporters provide soundtrack to victory
    The Argentine Fed Cup band provided the perfect atmosphere to will their team to victory and Captain Maria-Jose Gaidano is keen to have them back - wherever the tie may be

Photos

  • Maria Irigoyen and Paula Ormaechea (ARG)
  • Paula Ormaechea and Maria Irigoyen (ARG) and Shuko Aoyama and Risa Ozaki (JPN)
  • Shuko Aoyama and Risa Ozaki (JPN)
  • The Argentine team
  • Paula Ormaechea (ARG)
  • Maria Irigoyen and Paula Ormaechea (ARG)
  • Argentine fans
  • Paula Ormaechea (ARG)
  • The Argentine team celebrate
  • The Argentine team celebrate
  • The Argentine team celebrate
  • The Argentine team celebrate
  • Paula Ormaechea (ARG)
  • Misaki Doi (JPN)
  • Captain Yuka Kaneko (JPN) and Misaki Doi (JPN)
  • Captain Maria Jose Gaidano (ARG) and Paula Ormaechea (ARG)
  • Paula Ormaechea (ARG)
  • Argentine fans
  • Maria Irigoyen (ARG) and Argentine captain Maria-Jose Gaidano
  • Maria Irigoyen (ARG)
  • Kurumi Nara (JPN)
  • Kurumi Nara (JPN)
  • Kurumi Nara (JPN)
  • Kurumi Nara (JPN)
  • Kurumi Nara (JPN)
  • Maria Irigoyen (ARG)
  • Maria Irigoyen (ARG)
  • Maria Irigoyen (ARG)
  • Argentine captain Maria-Jose Gaidano and Maria Irigoyen (ARG)
  • Argentina fans
  • Paula Ormaechea and Maria Irigoyen (ARG) and Shuko Aoyama and Risa Ozaki (JPN)
  • The two teams
  • Paula Ormaechea (ARG) and Misaki Doi (JPN)
  • Maria Irigoyen (ARG) and Kurumi Nara (JPN)
  • Maria Irigoyen and Paula Ormaechea (ARG) at the draw
  • The Japanese team at the draw
  • The Argentine team at the draw
  • Risa Ozaki and Misaki Doi (JPN)
  • Catalina Pella and Florencia Molinero (ARG)
  • Tie Summary

    Argentina and Japan face off for the eighth time in the 2014 World Group II first round. Argentina host the meeting and will be looking to level the head-to-head scoreline, with Japan currently leading 4-3. Japan won their last meeting 4-0 back in 2011.

    Argentina scored an impressive upset victory when they defeated Great Britain 3-1 on the clay of Parque Roca in Buenos Aires in their World Group II play-off. Paula Ormaechea was their top performer as she won both of her singles rubbers, including defeating world No. 38 Laura Robson.

    Japan were soundly beaten 4-0 by Spain in their World Group play-off and were relegated to World Group II as a result. The Japanese team struggled on the clay in Barcelona and will be hoping to cope better in Argentina.

  • All-time head to head

    4 Total 4
    All-time head to head record

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