Re: DC: M.MIRNYI / V.VOLTCHKOV (BLR) def. I.MIRANDA / M.SILVA (PER)
Mirnyi and Voltchkov keep Belarus hopes alive.
Max Mirnyi and Vladimir Voltchkov defeated the Peruvian pair of Matias Silva and Ivan Miranda 63 75 62 to win the doubles rubber and put Belarus on the scoreboard in this Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Play-off tie in Lima.
Having both lost their singles rubbers, this was a must-win match for the Belarusian pair and with Peru's No. 1 Luis Horna not playing after winning the second singles rubber earlier today, they were probably favoured to do so. They made little mistake and recorded a comfortable straight-sets win in two hours, 18 minutes.
This victory keeps Belarus's hopes of remaining in the World Group for a fifth straight year alive. Mirnyi is due to face Horna in Sunday's first rubber, followed by Miranda against Voltchkov.
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