Jamaica advances in Davis Cup

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

Jamaica won its Americas zone Davis Cup tie over Cuba Monday when Richard Chile-Ponte withdrew because of cramping.

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Jamaica won its Americas zone Davis Cup tie over Cuba Monday when Richard Chile-Ponte withdrew because of cramping. Ryan Russell was leading the reverse singles match against Chile-Ponte 3-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (6), 2-3 when the Cuban could not continue, clinching a 3-1 victory for Jamaica and ensuring it will remain in Group II next year. Cuba will drop to Group III. Russell and Damar Johnson gave Jamaica 2-0 lead on Friday 15 with victories over Edgar Hernandez-Perez and Richard Chile-Ponte in the opening singles. The doubles scheduled for Saturday, had to be postpone due to the threat of Hurricane Emily. On Sunday, Chile-Ponte and Sandor Martinez-Breijo outlasted Russell and Johnson 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3 to pull Cuba within a point. (AP)

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