Date: Sep 16, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Taiwan yesterday fell to a 2-0 defeat after the first day of their Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I relegation playoff on the hard courts of the Yang Gu Tennis Park in South Korea.
South Korean world No. 44 Chung Hye-on took 1 hour, 58 minutes to see off the challenge of Taiwanese world No. 552 Wu Tung-lin 7-6 (7/3), 6-1, 6-1 in the first singles rubber.
While Wu converted the only break points he created, Chung converted six of 13, winning 101 of the 166 points contested to give the hosts a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five playoff.
In the second singles rubber, the hosts’ Kwon Soon-woo defeated Taiwanese world No. 240 Jason Jung 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7/4) in 2 hours, 49 minutes. [FULL STORY]