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Bothwell wins again in Cup as Ireland target Cyprus tie


Peter Bothwell
Peter Bothwell

By Staff Reporter

Peter Bothwell added another two wins to his collection at the Davis Cup in San Marino yesterday as Ireland made it three from three with a 3-0 victory over Andorra.

The Hillsborough man defeated Pablo Ricardo Rodeiro-Stensoni 6-3, 6-3 at No.1 singles and then teamed up with Julian Bradley to beat the Andorran pair 6-2, 6-2 in the doubles.

With Simon Carr also winning his singles rubber earlier in the day, Ireland have now whitewashed two of their three opponents in the fourth-tier of the Euro-Africa Zone. A win over Malta tomorrow, after a rest day today, will see Bothwell's team win the group and set up a promotion decider - almost certainly with Cyprus - at the weekend.

The 22-year-old Ulsterman said: "I don't think I've played my best tennis yet so, hopefully, I am playing myself into form for when it matters most but the rest of guys have been in good nick, so it's been good.

"After playing two matches in the one day on Tuesday, we're looking forward to the rest day but we'll get plenty of practice in order to stay sharp."

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