8 Feb 2018

Sport: Pacific Oceania a step closer to Fed Cup promotion

12:23 pm on 8 February 2018

Pacific Oceania moved a step closer to the Fed Cup tennis semi finals after beating Oman 3-0 in their latest match in Asia/Oceania Zone Group Two.

Carol Lee from the Northern Marianas thrashed Maryam Al Balushi 6-0 6-0 in the opening singles rubber before Abigail Tere-Apisah held off a strong challenge to beat Fatma Al Nabhani 7-6 7-5.

The Papua New Guinean then combined with Samoa's Steffi Carruthers for a 6-0 6-1 win in the doubles.

Papua New Guinea's Abigail Tere-Apisah receives instructions during her singles match.

Abigail Tere-Apisah was successful in both singles and doubles. Photo: Supplied

Pacific Oceania, who also swept Iran in their opening match, are top of Pool C with a round to play.

The composite team only need to win one rubber in today's final pool match against second-placed Malaysia to advance to the semi-final promotion playoff.

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