Davis Cup relegation tie: Romania v Ecuador 3-0

Filo V.
09-17-2010, 11:02 AM
Hanescu(ROM) def. Endara(ECU) 6-2 6-2 6-2

N. Lapentti, Davis Cup legend, is injured with his knee and is only available for doubles, after missing the past four months.

Since both these teams will almost surely lose R1, this tie isn't of that much importance in the overall scheme of things but it would be nice to see Romania back in the WG.

Filo V.
09-17-2010, 03:31 PM
Ungur(ROM) def. G. Lapentti(ECU) 6-7(2) 4-6 6-3 6-4 6-1

Lapentti was two sets up, and broke Ungur immediately after being broken in the third, and had 0-30 in Ungur's next serve game. Big comeback for the Romanian. Romania almost assuredly will go through now.

Filo V.
09-18-2010, 11:24 AM
Hanescu/Tecau(ROM) def. Endara/Lapentti(ECU) 6-2 6-2 6-2

Romania back in the world group after a year's absence.

Congrats to all Romanian posters and their team, especially Victor whose a D.C. warrior. Romania always seems to get soft draws in the world group playoff stage, I wonder if they can actually win a world group tie this upcoming year.

Chair Umpire
09-18-2010, 11:38 AM
Congrats Romania. :hatoff: