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Old 11-14-2016, 06:24 PM   #555
Brian Swartz
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Join Date: May 2006
World Team Cup Finals
Sri Lanka(1st) vs. Argentina(3rd), Clay

Monday: P. Mooljee d. T. Benitez, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3
Tuesday: G. Caratti d. G. Girsh, 7-6(6), 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Wednesday: V. Yumashev/M. Benitez d. S. Ujjaval/H. Ganeshwaran, 6-2, 6-0, 6-1
Thursday: P. Moojee d. G. Caratti, 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 6-4, 6-3
Friday: G. Girsh d. T. Benitez, 7-6(4), 7-5, 6-2

Sri Lanka defeats Argentina, 3-2!!

Phew. That was the toughest tie we've had in years, as I expected. By winning our fourth straight WTC championship, we've tied the record set by Ireland decades ago. Nobody has ever won five.

As I expected, it came down to the Mooljee-Caratti matchup. The usually-dominant force of nature on clay was a little unprepared coming in, and his skills have noticeably eroded this year. Girsh almost beat him but Caratti was able to outlast him; Mooljee definitely had his moments of doubt, but finished well to hand us another title.

Coming Up ...

The WTC Playoffs as some move up, some move down, and we reach the end of another action-packed season.
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