HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT:Lee Ya-hsuan and Hsu Ching-wen both won their reverse singles rubbers to secure a spot in Fed Cup World Group II next year
Date: Apr 19, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Taiwan will play in Fed Cup World Group II for the first time next year after they
completed a 4-1 victory over Poland in their playoff on Sunday.
With the teams tied at 1-1 after the first two singles rubbers on Saturday in Inowroclaw, Poland, Lee Ya-hsuan and Hsu Ching-wen secured victories over Paula Kania and Magdalena Frech respectively in the reverse singles to secure promotion.
While the hosts were also without world No. 2 Agnieszka Radwanska and Magda Linette, who both pulled out with injuries last week, nothing can take away from the achievement of captain Wang Shi-Ting’s young team.
However, the day did not start well for Lee, who was broken in her first service game and went to lose the first set against Kania, but she bounced back, saving two match points on her way to a 2-6, 6-3, 9-7 victory in 2 hours, 35 minutes. [FULL STORY]