11 Jul 2010

NZ wins David Cup tie 3-2

5:24 pm on 11 July 2010

Austen Childs has secured the come-from-behind win for the New Zealand Davis Cup tennis team in the fifth match in the Asia/Oceania Group II semifinal against Pakistan, indoors in Hawera.

Childs, making his Davis Cup debut won the deciding fifth match against Aqeel Khan 6-1 6-3 6-3 to give the New Zealanders at 3-2 overall victory and a place in the Group II final against either Thailand or Indonesia in September.

Earlier today Rubin Statham easily defeated Aisam Qureshi to level the scores in the tie at 2-2.