In Liepaja begins the battle for Davis Cup Group 1 – Latvia to Ukraine

Today 14:00 in Liepaja Olympic Centre will be given a start for Davis Cup tennis match between Latvian and Ukrainian teams. In the five games will be determined which team will play in next level (Europe-Africa Zone Group 1). As the first games today Ernests Gulbis (against Sergei Bubka), then Andis Juska (opponent  Sergijs Stahovskis).

Highlights of men’s tennis team competition – Davis Cup – from being since 1900. This year, 123 participating national teams, divided into several groups. Latvian team (ranked place 42) plays in the Europe-Africa Zone Group 2. Two matches during the past year already happened – February Egypt was defeated 3-2 by the home team, in April with the same results were defeated Hungarians. So our team has been crucial to the struggle for access to the Europe-Africa Zone Group 1. Our team this time will be the same as the in duels against Egypt and Hungary – Ernests Gulbis, Andis Juska, Denis Pavlovs and Martins Podzus. But there are also news – former team captain Girts Dzelde has been changed by Karlis Lejnieks.

Game Sequence
Friday, September 14
14.00 – Ernests Gulbis – Sergey Bubka
After – Andis Juska – Sergijs Stahovskis

Saturday, September 15
14.00 Ernests Gulbis / Deniss Pavlovs – Ilja Marcenko / Deniss Molcanovs

Sunday, September 16
14.00 Ernests Gulbis – Sergijs Stahovskis
After – Andis Juska – Sergejs Bubka