El Salvador lost the series against Ireland in the Davis Cup. / INDES El Salvador
El Salvador lost 3-1 to Ireland in Davis Cup World Group II at the Ana Mercedes Campos Stadium in Sonsonate this weekend.
Cesar Cruz lost to Connor Gannon in two sets (1-6, 0-6) on Saturday in the series opener. However, in the second match, Marcelo Arevalo defeated Irishman Osgar Ohuisin in two sets (7-6, 6-1).
“Cello” defeated Ohisin in a fairly dominant game, tying the series 1-1.
The first set was tied at 6-6 and was decided by a tiebreak. In the tiebreak, the Ronald Garros 2022 winner took advantage of the Irishman’s mistake and took the set 7-6.
In the second set, the Salvadoran appeared in “steamroller” mode, taking the set 6-1 in just 28 minutes.
In the third match of the doubles division this Sunday, “Cello” and Luis Miralles lost to Connor Gannon and David O’Hare in two sets (2-6, 3-6) in a match that lasted just over an hour and a half. .
In the first set, mistakes by Arevalo and Miralles were costly, and they lost 2-6 in just 37 minutes.
The Nationals tried to come back in the second set, but another double fault and unforced error led to a 6-3 loss in almost an hour.
In the fourth game of the series, Diego Duran faced Osgar Ohisin. Although the national team got off to a strong start, they were defeated in two sets (3-6, 2-6) after 1 hour and 10 minutes of play.
Duran broke his rival’s serve in the third game, but when he needed to secure a good moment in the match, he ended up giving up his serve, dropping the first set 3-6.
In the second set, faced with the pressure and urgency of winning, the El Salvadoran team could not play good tennis and lost 2-6 just 32 minutes into the match.
The fifth duel between Marcelo Arevalo and Conor Gannon was annulled as Ireland’s victory in the series was ensured.
This loss will force El Salvador to play a playoff with a team to be determined in order to remain in World Group II.