Davis Cup: Ukraine and Portugal play to a draw after the first day

Кубок Дэвиса: Украина и Португалия играют вничью после первого дня

Marchenko lost his match, but Stakhovsky fixed position.

Ukraine and Portugal won the match in the first day match of the Davis Cup playoffs first group of Euro-African zone.

In the first match Illya Marchenko in three sets lost to 49-th number in the world ranking, joão Sousa with a score of 6:4, 2:6, 3:6.

The match lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes. During this time, Marchenko made 4 aces and 1 break, committing 3 double faults. On account of Souza 2 feed through, 3 of 11 implemented the break-point, and 1 error while putting the ball in play. The only break Marchenko in this match was on starting the game meeting.

Equalized Sergiy Stakhovsky, who easily defeated Portuguese Pedro Sousa in the second match 6:3, 6:2.

The Ukrainian gave his opponent only five games. The game lasted just over an hour. Stakhovsky made one ACE, made two double faults and implemented four break-points.

September 15 will be held three match. Stakhovsky will play against Joao Souza, and Marchenko will face Pedro Souza. Will also include a doubles match Molchanov/Stakhovsky vs Elias/Joao Souza.

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