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China take 2-1 lead over Taiwan in Davis Cup

AFP:  China took a 2-1 lead over Taiwan by winning the doubles match on Saturday at the Davis Cup Oceania Group 1 relegation play-off in Kaohsiung.

Li Zhe (R) of China returns the ball to Taiwan's Hsieh Cheng-peng and Lee Hsin-han as his partner Zhang Ze looks on during the doubles match of the Davis Cup, Oceania Zone Group 1, in the southern Kaohsiung city. China beat Taiwan 7-6, 7-6, 6-3
Li Zhe (R) of China returns the ball to Taiwan's Hsieh Cheng-peng and Lee Hsin-han as his partner Zhang Ze looks on during the doubles match of the Davis Cup, Oceania Zone Group 1, in the southern Kaohsiung city. China beat Taiwan 7-6, 7-6, 6-3

The Chinese duo Zhang Ze and Li Zhe beat home players Hsieh Cheng-peng and Lee Hsin-han 7-6 (4/0), 7-6 (4/0), 6-3.

“They were really fast and we didn’t play well enough,” Lee told reporters.

On Friday, Wu Di beat Yang Tsung-hua in a tightly fought encounter 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/0), 3-6, 8-6 to put China ahead 1-0.

Taiwan equalised the tie through Wang Yeu-tzuoo with a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Zhang Ze.

Published Date: Saturday, April 7th, 2012 | 06:31 PM

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