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09 February 2013

Asia/Oceania Group II: Saturday


Photo: Dwiari SetyadiLavinia Tananta (INA)

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN: Indonesia bounced straight back into Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I after defeating Hong Kong, China 2-0 to win promotion back to the next tier in 2014.

Indonesia didn’t drop so much as a rubber throughout the week, defeating Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Malaysia and Iran 3-0 before ending Hong Kong, China’s hopes in the promotional Play-off by winning both of their singles rubbers. Lavinia Tananta set the ball rolling for Indonesia with a battling 61 46 76(4) triumph over Katherine Ip, before Ayu-Fani Damayanti coasted past Venise Chan 62 63 to seal the tie and ensure Indonesia trade places with India in World Group I next year.

New Zealand clinched third position after a straightforward 2-0 win over Philippines thanks to a strong opening showing from Abigail Guthrie, who batted away the challenge of 19-year-old Anna Clarice Patrimonio 63 60 before 17-year-old Emily Fanning fended off greater resistance from Marinel Rudas for a 64 63 triumph.

Vietnam convincingly defeated Malaysia 3-0 to win the 5th to 6th Play-off and end their 2013 Fed Cup campaign on a high. Vietnam had lost to Hong Kong, China and New Zealand by the same scoreline but repeated their emphatic Pool A wins over Turkmenistan and Singapore after Hao Thi Tam Tran had got them off to a solid start by battling to a 63 36 63 triumph over Theivivya Selva Rajoo.

Things were a little more straightforward from then on as Trang Huynh Phoung Dai defeated Alyssa Boey 61 60 before Van Nguyen Ai Ngoc and Khanh Huynh Phi teamed to defeat Aslina Chua and Nurin Nabila Binti Roslan 76(5) 62 in the doubles. 

Turkmenistan clinched the 7th to 8th Play-off in similar fashion, scoring their first 3-0 win of the competition after defeating Kyrgyzstan. Both Jahan Bayramova and Anastasiya Prenko prevailed in three sets but the two wasted little energy in the doubles, defeating Kyrgyzstan pair Sabina Korsunova and Arina Beliaeva 61 61.

Geraldine Ang set Singapore off down the path to their first Fed Cup win of 2013 after defeating Pakistan's Sara Mansoor in the opening singles rubber. Rheeya Doshi sealed the win by defeating Ushna Suhail, before Khee Yen Wee and Rehmat Johal condemned Pakistan to their fifth 3-0 defeat of this year's competition with a 36 62 76(2) triumph over Sara Mansoor and Saba Aziz.

Click the link below for more information about Asia/Oceania Zone Group II, including individual results from each tie.

- Asia/Oceania Zone Group II

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