South Korea loses second straight Davis Cup group match at the National Tennis Championships

South Korea has suffered its second straight loss in the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals, the men’s national tennis competition.

South Korea lost 0-3 to the Czech Republic in the second match of Group C on Thursday (Sept. 14) in Valencia, Spain. South Korea also lost 0-3 to Serbia in the first round. The Davis Cup Finals will feature 16 nations from the qualifying rounds. The teams are divided into four groups, with the first and second place finishers advancing to the quarterfinals.

South Korea will play its final group game on Sunday against Spain. If Serbia wins the second game on Friday between Serbia (1 win) and Spain (1 loss), South Korea will be eliminated from the quarterfinals. On the other hand, if Spain defeats Serbia, they will advance to the quarterfinals. If Korea defeats Spain and the Czech Republic defeats Serbia in the final match, Korea, Spain, and Serbia will be tied with one win and two losses.메이저사이트

In first singles, Hong Seong-chan (194th in the world – Sejong City Hall) lost 1-2 (6-7, 6-4, 2-6) to Czech Republic’s Tomáš Mahách (119th), and in second singles, Kwon Sun-woo (112th – Dangjin City Hall) lost 0-2 (1-6, 5-7) to Irzi Rehetska (30th). In the final doubles match, Nam Ji-sung (126th-ranked Sejong City Hall) and Song Min-gyu (185th-ranked KDB) fell 1-2 (6-3, 6-7, 4-6) to Adam Pavlasek (57th-ranked doubles) and Jakub Mensik (151st-ranked singles).

South Korea advanced to the Davis Cup Finals for the second straight year for the first time in its history. Last year, they were eliminated in the group stage with three losses.

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