16 Sep 2013

NZ into top Asia-Oceania group in Davis Cup

6:20 am on 16 September 2013

The New Zealand men's tennis team has secured promotion in the Davis Cup after a dramatic playoff victory in the Philippines.

It was almost 2am when the New Zealanders finally secured their place in Asia/Oceania group one at Lapu-Lapu City, Michael Venus rallying from two sets down to win his singles match in five for the 3 matches to 2 victory in the tie.

Asia/Oceania group one will be smaller in 2014 as Japan and Australia have gained promotion into the World Group. New Zealand will compete against China, Chinese Taipei, India, Korea and Uzbekistan.