03 May 2013

Argentina-Chile tie finely poised


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Argentina at the JDCJFC South America Qualifying

Heavy rainfall at the South American Qualifying event in La Paz, Bolivia brought a premature end to the final Group A clash of the day between Argentina and Chile in the Junior Fed Cup event. The tie was evenly poised as the heavens opened, with Chile holding a slight advantage at 62 36 10. The tie will resume on Friday.

It’s all to play for in Group A with only the hosts having recorded victories in all their ties. They currently sit atop the Group with one match still to play which will decide the final play-off positions. The hosts will take on Argentina in their final round robin tie, where a win would see them secure a place at the Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals in San Luis Potosi, Mexico on 24-29 September.

There are two clear front-runners in Group B with second seeds Brazil and third seeds Paraguay having enjoyed 100% winning records so far in the competition. The two teams will face off on Friday with the winning nation going through to the first place play-off and guaranteeing themselves a place at the Finals. 

Three teams will qualify for the Finals in Mexico, so teams who qualify for the third place play-off will battle it out for the third and final spot.

The top seeds in the Junior Davis Cup competition are locked in battle in a bid claim the top spot in their groups.

Top seeds Argentina will face a tough final group stage tie against hosts and fourth seeds Bolivia on Friday, with both teams having maintained a 100% winning record so far in the competition. The losing side will go on to face off against the second-placed nation in Group B, either Brazil or Peru, for the third and final place at the Finals. 

For a more detailed breakdown of the results click here



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