Australia top group in Junior Davis Cup
Australia finished top of their group in the Asia / Oceania Final Qualifier after beating Korea 2-1.
Australia finished top of their group in the Junior Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia / Oceania Final Qualifying event after beating Korea 2-1 on day three.
Despite defeat for Stefan Storch (Vic) in the first rubber, Australia stormed back by taking the second rubber through Rinky Hijikata (NSW), before Storch teamed up with Ken Cavrak (Vic) to seal victory after an epic doubles encounter.
Having lost the first set 6-2, Cavrak and Storch drew level by taking the second set 6-3 and eventually saw off their Korean counterparts 11-9 after a titanic tussle in the decider.
The victory ensured Australia finished top of the group, and will now face Uzbekistan in today’s quarterfinals in New Delhi.
Uzbekistan finished second in their group behind top seeds Chinese Taipei. Should Australia continue their impressive form and progress to the semifinals, they would be one step closer to achieving a place in the 2017 Junior Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Finals, which will be held in Budapest from 18-23 September.