Asia/Oceania Zone Group IV
Venue: Thein Byu Tennis Club, Yangon, Myanmar
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: 27 April - 1 May
Results will appear on the Asia/Oceania Zone Group IV Results page on a daily basis, by 13:00 GMT approx.
Bangladesh caused the biggest surprise of the opening day when it defeated third seeds Syria 2-1 despite trailing after the opening singles rubber. In the other match in Pool A, top seed Oman comfortably accounted for Turkmenistan.
In Pool B, matches went to form with Oman and Singapore being victorious, although Oman were made to fight by hosts Myanmar.
Oman and Singapore, the seeded teams in Pool B, made it two victories out of two to establish a commanding lead at the head of the pool. Oman quickly overwhelmed Jordan while Singapore got the better of a tight encounter with Myanmar.
After its surprise defeat on the opening day, Syria powered past Turkmenistan in Pool A. UAE collected its second win with victory over Kyrgyzstan.
Bangladesh continued its run of surprise results with a 2-1 victory over top seeds UAE, who were unfortunate to drop the opening rubber through injury to their player, Mahmoud Nader Al-Baloushi towards the end of the second set. Bangladesh now sits at the top of Pool A with a 100 per cent record. Kyrgyzstan defeated Turkmenistan 3-0, leaving its near-neighbour, who participated in Davis Cup for the first time last year, still seeking its maiden victory.
In Pool B, second seed Oman accounted for Iraq 3-0 to keep up its unbeaten record while host Myanmar finally gave the crowd something to cheer about with a 3-0 victory over Jordan.
Bangladesh will return to Group III after three years in Group IV after completing its third successive victory of the week in defeating Turkmenistan 3-0. Despite Syria's battling 3-0 win over Kyryzstan, Bangladesh is already assured of winning Pool A regardless of the outcome of the former's ties with UAE.
Pool B will go down to the final day as Singapore joined Oman, who enjoyed a rest day, at the top of the pool, battling back from the loss of the first rubber to defeat Jordan 2-1. The two unbeaten nations will meet tomorrow with the winner being promoted alongside Bangladesh.
Bangladesh and Singapore have been promoted to the 2006 Asia/Oceania Zone Group III after winning their play-off ties. Bangladesh, who had already secured their promotion after defeating Turkmenistan on Saturday, completed the week underfeated with a 3-0 victory over Kyrgyzstan. Singapore had to fight for their promotion eventually overcoming Oman 2-1.
Ten nations drawn into two round-robin pools:
Pool A: Bangladesh, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates
Pool B: Iraq, Jordan, Myanmar, Oman, Singapore
The winner of each round-robin pool is promoted to Asia/Oceania Zone Group III in 2006.
Schedule of Play and Nominations given below.
UAE d Turkmenistan 3:0
Bangladesh d Syria 2:1
UAE d Kyrgyzstan 2:1
Syria d Turkmenistan 3:0
Bangladesh d UAE 2:1
Kyrgyzstan d Turkmenistan 3:0
Syria d Kyrgyzstan 3:0
Bangladesh d Turkmenistan 2:1
UAE d Syria 2:1
Bangladesh d Kyrgyzstan 3:0
Moin-ud-din Walliullah (Captain)
Aleksandr Tanaev (Captain)
Fadi Bidan (Captain)
Gulcha Byashimov (Captain)
Mohamed Abdel-Aziz Al Nuaimi
Mahmoud-Nader Al Balushi
Ghanem Rashed Al Hassani
Mahmoud-Khalifa Al Balushi (Captain)
Oman d Myanmar 3:0
Singapore d Iraq 3:0
Oman d Jordan 3:0
Singapore d Myanmar 3:0
Oman d Iraq 3:0
Myanmar d Jordan 3:0
Singapore d Jordan 2:1
Myanmar d Iraq 3:0
Singapore d Oman 2:1
Jordan d Iraq 3:0
Akram Al Karim
Tareq Talal Matekri Shkakwa
Ahmad Al Hadid
Basel Tayem (Captain)
Kyaw Ban Win (Captain)
Khalid Al Nabhani
Mohammad Al Nabhani
Saleh Al Zadjali
Mohamed Al Balushi (Captain)
Kok Heun “Andrew” Kam
Ming Chye "Marc" Lim
Daniel Dewandaka (PlayingCaptain)
Winner: 2006 - Acapulco, Portschach, 2005 - Marseille, Valencia, Bastad, Paris Bercy, 2004 - Kitzbuhel
Runner-up: 2005 - Doha, Estoril, 2004 - Indian Wells, Hamburg, Halle, Paris Bercy
Semifinal: 2004 - Houston, Casablanca, Nottingham, Stuttgart, Cincinnati
Last edited by nitsansh; 05-01-2005 at 05:19 PM.
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