we can't do that though. You nominate your 2 singles players and the higher ranked on plays the lower ranked opponent on Friday, and plays first Sunday. The only way around this is if your player is legimately hurt and he cannot play the remainder of the tie someone can sub in for the Friday.
Ah thanks .. just checked Davis Cup rules .. you are right, a team can't do this. Ah well, it was a fun scenario to consider :-)
re: comments above that "we aren't going to win", sure it is unlikely, but certainly not impossible. Hey, Edmondson won '76 AO ranked over 200, Nadal loses to Rosol & Darcis in back-to-back wimby's ... strange things happen sometimes. I prefer to have low expectations (I'd say our chances are negligible-to-unlikely) and won't be hugely disappointed if we lose ... but, I'm watching & hoping for a win.