Zim begin Davis Cup Group II quest

HARARE - Zimbabwe's quest to qualify for the 2015 Davis Cup Euro/Africa Zone Group II begins when the Euro/Africa Zone Group III roars into life today at Smash Tennis Academy in Cairo, Egypt.

Zimbabwe non-playing captain Martin Dzuwa is expected to lead the team that includes Takanyi Garanganga, who is the third highest ranked African on the ATP Tour, alongside Mark Fynn, Benjamin Lock and Tinotenda Chanakira.

Last year, Zimbabwe narrowly missed out on promotion into the Africa Zone Group II, losing to the hosts Egypt 2-1 in the play-offs.

"Last year we came very close to the promotion. This year, Lock is the only newcomer, which makes us an experienced side. Nothing can stop us this time around,” said Dzuwa before the team’s departure last week. 

“I think this year we have a very good chance of qualifying for the 2015 Group II and all the players are now ready for the tournament.”

12 teams – Zimbabwe, Algeria, Benin, Congo, Botswana, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda and host Egypt will contest.

The teams will be split into two round-robin pools, with play-offs determining which two teams are promoted to the 2015 Davis Cup Euro/Africa Zone Group II competition.

The two winning countries will be promoted to Europe/Africa Zone Group II for 2015.

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