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Cyprus beats Slovenia in Davis Cup and Qualifies for Group II
2008-04-17 09:39:27

Nicosia, Apr 14 - The aim of the Cypriot national tennis team for 2008, to qualify for the Group II of the Europe/Africa Zone for the Davis Cup, was achieved on Sunday with a 3-2 victory over Slovenia.

Cyprus's next opponent will be Portugal. The games will be held from July 20 to 22.

In Group II, Cyprus will be playing along with Algeria, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Tunisia and Ukraine.

In Sunday's first game at the National Tennis Centre in Nicosia, Marcos Baghdatis beat Slovenian Marko Tkalec 3-0 set (6-4, 6-4, 6-4).

In the second game, Cypriot Photos Kallias was beaten 2-0 set (6-1, 6-1) by Slovenian Blaz Kavcic.

In Saturday's double, Cyprus with Marcos Baghdatis and Photos Kallias beat Slovenia with Luka Gregorc and Grega Zemlza in a four-hour game by 3-2 (7-6, 4-6, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1).

On Friday, Baghdatis had beaten Kavcic 3-0 (6-4, 6-3, 6-4), while Kallias lost to Tkalec 3-0 set (6-3, 6-3, 6-1).

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