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Ireland defeat Tunisia in Davis Cup

Updated: Sunday, 10 Jul 2011 20:05

Barry King - Won the Davis Cup 4th singles match to secure the tie for Ireland
Barry King - Won the Davis Cup 4th singles match to secure the tie for Ireland

Ireland's Barry King has beaten Anis Ghorbel to win the Davis Cup Euro/Africa Zone Group II play-off against Tunisia on a 3-2 scoreline.

King accounted for Ghorbel in straight sets 7-6 6-2 6-1 to claim the 4th singles match and overall victory at David Lloyd Riverview, Clonskeagh.

Earlier on Sunday, Conor Niland defeated Malek Jaziri 7-5 6-4 6-1 in the 3rd singles match. That win left the tie balanced at 2-2 heading into the deciding rubber between King and Ghorbel.

Ireland had previously lost the doubles match on Saturday and had won and lost a rubber in Friday’s 1st and 2nd singles matches.

The victory ensures Ireland are not relegated and consolidate their place in the group for next season.

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