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Brave Ireland lead in Davis Cup tie ahead of reverse singles

Updated: Sunday, 03 Feb 2013 09:42 | Comments

Sam Barry will take on Jaan Kononov in Riverview
Sam Barry will take on Jaan Kononov in Riverview

Ireland saved two match points before winning a titanic doubles match to lead the Euro Africa Zone Group 11 Davis Cup tie with Estonia in Riverview.

Sam Barry and James McGee looked to be cruising after taking a two set lead against Vladimir Ivanov and Marek Marksoo, 6-4, 6-3.

However, the Estonian duo fought back to level by winning the next two sets 3-6 3-6.

Ivanov and Marksoo had two set points serving at 5-4, but Barry and McGee kept in the game and then broke back, going on to a 9-7 win.

That victory in just under four hours gives Ireland a 2-1 lead ahead of the closing singles games today.

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