Ireland eye up Davis Cup revenge mission against Belarus

Two countries drawn together in first round for second straight year

 James McGee won both of his singles matches to help  Ireland beat Egypt to remain in Division II of the Davis Cup  Euro/Africa Zone.  Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

James McGee won both of his singles matches to help Ireland beat Egypt to remain in Division II of the Davis Cup Euro/Africa Zone. Photograph: Elsa/Getty Images

 

Ireland will get a chance to gain revenge on Belarus after the draw for the first round of the 2015 Davis Cup pitted the two countries together for a second year running.

The Ireland team of James Cluskey, John Morrissey, David O’Hare and Daniel Glancy went down to a 4-1 defeat in Minsk in January of this year, but Ireland maintained their Division II status in the Euro/Africa Zone by defeating Egypt in the relegation play-off in Castleknock in April.

James McGee’s two straight sets singles victories, alongside a doubles triumph for Sam Barry and James Cluskey, was enough to record a fourth win over Egypt in Davis Cup tennis.

Ireland will host Belarus from march 6th to 8th with the winners going on to meet either Turkey or South Africa in a second-round match in July.

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