16 Jul 2016

Sport: Pacific Oceania miss out on Davis Cup semis

9:42 am on 16 July 2016

The Pacific Oceania tennis team have missed out on the chance for Davis Cup promotion.

The composite team needed to beat Hong Kong in their final group match in Tehran overnight to advance to the promotion playoffs in Asia/Oceania Group Three.

But Tahiti's Heve Kelley was outclassed 6-4 6-2 in the opening singles rubber against Anthony Jackie Tang.

Fiji's William O'Connell was unable to keep the tie alive, going down 6-3 6-1 against Karan Rastogi.

The singles defeats meant the doubles match featuring Guam's Daniel Llarenas and Cook Islander Brett Baudinet was a dead rubber.

Hosts Iran finished top of Pool A and will take on Pool B runners up Syria for the chance to win promotion to Group Two, while Hong Kong will face Group B winners Lebanon.

Pacific Oceania finished third in Pool A, ahead of Turkmenistan, and now face a relegation play-off for the right to stay in Group Three.

The Pacific Oceania tennis team in Iran.

The Pacific Oceania tennis team in Iran. Photo: Supplied