17 Jun 2011

Davis Cup team named

12:39 pm on 17 June 2011

The same players that played Uzbekistan earlier this year have been named in the New Zealand Davis Cup tennis team for next month's Asia Oceania Group One tie against the Philippines in Hawera.

Michael Venus is the top ranked player at 291 in the world and he's joined by Artem Sitak, Rubin Statham and Marcus Daniell.

The Philippines have former top 100-ranked player Cecil Mamitt who has no current ranking in singles and is Maria Sharapova's hitting partner.

A win will secure New Zealand a place in Group One for next year.