Namibia Remain Unbeaten in Cairo

Namibia maintained their unbeaten streak at the Davis Cup Africa Group III tournament in Cairo on Thursday when they convincingly beat Mozambique 3-0.

In the opening match Namibia’s second seed Henco Serdyn beat his opposite number Feliciano Guilande in straight sets.

Although Serdyn was in control from the start, he had to be patient for victory, because it took him one hour 40 minutes before he won the match 6-3, 6-2.

“I had a much better game than yesterday. I’m feeling more confident on my shots. and slowly but surely I’m getting more use to the heat,” Serdyn said after the match.

Namibia’s top seeded player Tuki Jacobs also took a while to subdue Mozambique’s top ranked player Ataide Suca, but he was hardly extended as he won the match 6-0, 6-2 in one hour 10 minutes.

Jacobs said it was a good outing.

“The conditions were pretty good today and I played much better than the previous days. I am only improving and am excited for the upcoming games,” he said.

Serdyn and Ben Piet O Callaghan then convincingly won their doubles match as Namibia won the tie 3-0.

It was their third successive victory after they beat Botswana 3-0 on Tuesday and Benin 2-1 on Wednesday. They now lead Group B along with Algeria who also notched up their third successive victory with a 2-1 win against Benin on Thursday.

Namibia and Algeria will face on off Friday for the top spot in Group B and a semifinal place.

Zimbabwe and Madagascar are leading Group A and will most probably qualify for the semifinals.

Source : The Namibian