7 Feb 2018

Sport: Pacific Oceania make winning start in Fed Cup

2:30 pm on 7 February 2018

Pacific Oceania opened their Fed Cup tennis campaign in style with a 3-0 drubbing of Iran in their opening match in Asia/Oceania Zone Group Two.

Papua New Guinea tennis player Abigail Tere Apisah.

Papua New Guinea tennis player Abigail Tere Apisah. Photo: Facebook/Abigail Tere Apisah

Samoa's Steffi Carruthers dispatched Sara Azaddoost in the first singles rubber 6-1 6-0 in Bahrain.

Carol Lee from the Northern Marianas chalked up the same scoreline against Kimiya Asbaghipour to seal victory for the composite team before Papua New Guinea's Abigail Tere-Apisah combined with Steffi Carruthers for a 6-0 6-0 whitewash in the doubles.

The women take on Oman next in Pool C, who beat Malaysia 2-1.

The top team from each of the four pools will advance to the semi finals, which double as promotion playoff matches.

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