Date: Mar 05, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Taiwan and Malaysia were deadlocked at 1-1 after the first day of their Davis
Cup Asia/Oceania Group II tie in Kaohsiung yesterday.
Malaysia drew first blood on the hard courts at the Yang-Ming Tennis Center when Mohd Merzuki won a marathon seesaw first singles rubber over Taiwan’s Hung Jui-chen 6-2, 6-7 (6/8), 0-6, 6-1, 6-4 in 2 hours, 52 minutes.
Merzuki saved five of 13 break points and converted 10 of 17, winning 133 of the 256 points contested to give Malaysia a 1-0 lead.
However, Taiwan’s Huang Liang-chi cruised to a 6-0, 6-0, 6-2 victory over Syed Syed Naguib in just 55 minutes in the second singles rubber to tie the score at 1-1. [FULL STORY]