3 Feb 2013

New Zealand Davis Cup team thrashes Lebanon

3:22 pm on 3 February 2013

The New Zealand Davis Cup tennis team has wrapped up its Asia/Oceania first round tie versus Lebanon with a record for the least number of games conceded overall in a Davis Cup victory.

Only nine games in total were lost after the reverse singles took less than an hour each at the indoor courts at North Harbour's Albany Tennis Park.

Dan King-Turner took just 45 minutes to beat Ibrahim Abou Chahine 6-0 6-1 while Artem Sitak thrashed Michael Massih 6-0 6-0 in only 38 minutes

New Zealand will now play either Pakistan or Sri Lanka in April. The final of Group II will be held in September with Thailand or Philippines the likely team to come through in the bottom half of the draw.

The overall victory was clinched in Sunday's doubles match with another straight sets victory as King-Turner and Marcus Daniell beat Karim Alayli and Chahine 6-1 6-1 6-1.

Earlier in the tie King-Turner beat Massih in straight sets and Sitak defeated Alayli for the loss of just three games.