Pacific Oceania Makes History In Tennis, Davis Cup


Guam – Pacific Oceania made history again, winning four out of five matches for the first time in a Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Group II Asia/Oceania Zone tie.

Each time Pacific Oceania has staved off relegation to Group III, the team had earned wins in three matches before today.

The team went 3-0 after two days, winning both singles matches on Friday and the doubles match yesterday. Today, Pacific Oceania’s West Nott defeated Iran’s No. 2 seed, Rouzbeh Kamran, 6-3, 6-4. In the earlier singles match of the day, Pacific Oceania’s Cyril Jacobe, a last minute entry for singles, fell to Iran’s top seed, Shahin Khaledan 6-4, 6-4.

Jacobe was filling in for Pacific Oceania’s top seed, Michael Leong, who opted to forgo reverse singles due to back pains following his Friday match. The loss did not affect the outcome of the playoff, as Pacific Oceania already clinched the win on Saturday after winning the doubles match.

Pacific Oceania’s captain, Cyrille Mainguy, reiterated in his closing speech that the play off win was dedicated to the late Bill Camacho, former Guam National Tennis Federation president who passed away shortly after the first Davis Cup tie held in Guam this year.

Information from a press release.