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Artem Sitak and Marcus Daniell Artem Sitak and Marcus Daniell CREDIT: Elite Sports Photography New Zealand

Davis Cup Tie New Zealand vs the Philippines 2011 NZ takes out win

Saturday 9 July 2011, 8:21PM
By Elite Sports Photography New Zealand
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HAWERA

Davis Cup Asia/Oceania zone group1

New Zealand vs. Philippines. Friday 8th July to Sunday 10th July 2011.Held at the TSB Hub Hawera Taranaki New Zealand.

Day two doubles played between Artem Sitak and Marcus Daniell of New Zealand against Cecil Mamiit and Ruben Gonzales of the Philippines.

The first set was very even with both sides giving everything with the set being tied up at 6 games all sending it to a tiebreak. New Zealand picked up a gear and easily won the tie break.

The Philippine players then seemed to tire and New Zealand to allow Artem Sitak and Marcus Daniell to dominate the next two sets 6-3 and 6-2. This gave New Zealand the match and the Davis Cup tie to lead 3-0 with only the reverse singles matches to be played.