Ukraine and Poland split rubbers on the first day of their second round clash. Alexandr Dolgopolov defeated Jerzy Janowicz 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(2) in the opener, while in the second rubber Michał Przysieżny rolled past Sergiy 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 to even the score.
On Saturday, Poland's Kubot and Matkowski beat a pairing of Dolgopolov/Molchanov 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(6). On Sunday, Sergiy will hope to improve on his first showing of the tie in his contest with Jerzy Janowicz. Then Michal Przysiezny will do battle with Friday victor Dolgopolov.
On Sunday, Sergiy got beaten by Jerzy Janowicz 1-6, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, and Poland is through, winning 3-1.
The Ukrainian Tennis Federation has named its team to face Poland away in the second round of Europe/Africa Zone Group I Davis Cup tie, taking place in Azoty Arena, Szczecin, on 17-19 July (Hard, Indoor).
Sergiy, no.55 in the singles ATP rankings, lines up alongside Alexandr Dolgopolov (#73 in singles), Denys Molchanov (#151 in doubles) and Vladyslav Manafov (#445 in doubles).
Jerzy Janowicz (#51 in singles), Kamil Majchrzak (#290 in singles), Marcin Matkowski (#16 in doubles) and Lukasz Kubot (#41 in doubles) will form the Polish side.
It will be the first encounter between the two teams.