[Yahoo] Defending Davis Cup champ Spain ousted (AP)

Rusty Backhand
03-05-2005, 05:01 PM
Defending champion Spain was eliminated from the Davis Cup on Saturday when Slovakia took an insurmountable 3-0 following a doubles victory. Karol Beck and Michal Mertinak, playing together in Davis Cup doubles for the first time, beat Albert Costa and Rafael Nadal 7-6 (3), 6-4, 7-6 (8) at the National Tennis Center to move Slovakia into the quarterfinals.