Davis Cup Tennis 2019: Final Americas Group 3 Scores and Results

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIJune 22, 2019

(L-R) Colombia's Davis Cup captain Pablo Gonzalez, Italy's Davis Cup captain Corrado Barazzutti, Belgium's Davis Cup captain Johan van Herck, Netherlands' Davis Cup captain Paul Haarhuis, Japan's Davis Cup captain Satoshi Iwabuchi, International Tennis Federation (ITF) president David Haggerty, Barcelona's Spanish defender and Kosmos president Gerard Pique, Kazakhstan's Davis Cup captain Dias Doskarayev, France's Davis Cup captain Sebastien Grosjean and Russia's Davis Cup captain Shamil Tarpischev pose with the trophy after the draw for the 2019 Davis Cup tennis finals in Madrid on February 14, 2019. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Costa Rica maintained their fine Davis Cup form by beating Jamaica in their promotion play-off fixture on Saturday, while there was also victory for Puerto Rico against Cuba.

Elsewhere, Honduras beat Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda won a tight clash against Panama and Bermuda came out on top against the United States Virgin Islands.

Here is a look at Saturday's play-off scores and results:

    

First-to-Fourth Play-Off

Costa Rica 2-0 Jamaica

Puerto Rico 2-0 Cuba

      

Fifth-Place Play-Off

Honduras 2-0 Bahamas

    

Seventh-Place Play-Off

Antigua and Barbuda 2-1 Panama

     

Ninth-Place Play-Off

Bermuda 2-1 United States Virgin Islands

      

Saturday Recap

Pool A winners Costa Rica enjoyed a comfortable win in their play-off contest against Pool B table-toppers Jamaica and had the tie wrapped up after the first two singles rubbers.

Sebastian Quiros eased past Dimitri Bird with a comfortable 6-2, 6-2 win, while Jessee Armando Flores Knowles dispatched Jacob Bicknell 6-3, 6-3.

Saturday's other promotion play-off fixture saw Puerto Rico overcome Cuba. Ignacio Garcia started things off with a straight-sets win over Maykol Suarez Ponte, and Quinton Vega sealed victory by beating Osmel Granja Rivera 6-4, 6-2.

Honduras secured fifth place in the standings by beating the Bahamas. Gabriel Zuniga Mendoza enjoyed a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Donte Armbrister in the opening rubber.

Keny Turcios then saw off Justin Lunn in three sets. The Honduran took the opener 7-5, but Lunn hit back and won the second 6-1. Turcios then handed his opponent a bagel in the decider to clinch the win.

The battle to finish in seventh place saw a tight contest between Antigua and Barbuda against Panama.

Marcelo Rodriguez got Panama off to a strong start by beating Shakir Elvin in straight sets. However, Jody Herbert Maginley hit back for Antigua and Barbuda with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Jose Gilbert Gomez.

The tie was therefore decided by the doubles, which went all the way to three sets. Elvin and Maginley eventually came out on top against Daniel Jorge Chevez and Rodriguez.

The final fixture saw Bermuda beat United States Virgin Islands to secure the ninth spot. Gavin Manders was up 5-0 against Russell Armstrong in the opener when the teenager was forced to retire.

The second rubber saw Neal Towlson beat Tomas del Olmo 6-4, 6-3 to hand Bermuda ninth place, while United States Virgin Islands did salvage some consolation by winning the doubles.

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