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Finland next for triumphant Ireland in the Davis Cup

Updated: Tuesday, 05 Feb 2013 08:10 | Comments

Finland will visit Riverview in April
Finland will visit Riverview in April

Ireland will face Finland in their next Davis Cup match in April after the 3-2 win over Estonia at the weekend.

Finland beat Bulgaria in Sofia in their tie, coming from 1-0 down in the process.

Sam Barry was the Ireland hero as they eventually saw off Estonia 3-2 at David Lloyd Riverview.

Barry and James McGee saved two match points in a remarkable doubles game on Saturday before taking a 9-7 win in the final set.

McGee had the chance to seal the win for Ireland against Vladimir Ivanov but he lost 6-4 6-3 1-6 4-6 6-1 and the match was level.

However, Barry was a comfortable 6-2 6-1 6-3 victory over Marek Marksoo.

The second-round tie will take place in Riverview in April.

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