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Holland sweep past India

September 21, 2003 19:15 IST

Raemon Sluiter defeated Prakash Amritraj 6-1, 6-3 as The Netherlands routed India 5-0 in the Davis Cup World Group qualifying tennis tie in Zwolle, The Netherlands, on Sunday.

In the first reverse singles, Sjeng Schalken beat Harsh Mankad 6-3, 6-1.

India lost both the opening singles on Friday and also the doubles match on Saturday.

The victory gave the Dutch promotion back into the World Group while India remain in the Asia-Oceania Group I.

Scores:

Holland bt India 5-0 (Martin Verkerk bt Rohan Bopanna 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (9/7), 12-10; Sjeng Schalken bt Prakash Amritraj 6-3, 6-1, 6-1; Martin Verkerk/Jon Van Lottum bt Mahesh Bhupathi/Rohan Bopanna 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-4; Sjeng Schalken bt Harsh Mankad 6-3, 6-1; Raemon Sluiter bt Prakash Amritraj 6-1, 6-3).

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