India beat Lanka 3-0 to remain in Asia/Oceania group

Updated: Apr 20, 2011, 19:25 PM IST

New Delhi: India team retained its place in the Asia/Oceania group in the Junior Davis Cup after thrashing Sri Lanka 3-0 in their last group match of the World Group qualifying round.

India had already failed to qualify for the World Group after suffering their second consecutive loss in Group D yesterday at DLTA Complex.

With the win today, which save them from relegation, India ended the group at third spot with one point and will play Indonesia, who also finished third in Group B, in the 11-16 classification match tomorrow.

Two teams each from four groups competing in the tournament will qualify for the World Group.

Fatehdeep Singh gave India a 1-0 lead after his 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Sharmal Dissanayake in a two-hour contest.

India`s top player Shaik Abdullah made it 2-0 with a 6-1, 6-4 thumping of Nadarjah Nishangam.

The doubles pair of Shaik Abdullah and Garvit Batra then beat the Sri Lankan pair of Sharmal Dissanayake and Nadarjah Nishangam 7-5, 6-3 to complete the win.

In the group stage, India had lost to sixth seeds China 0-3 and to fourth seeds Chinese Taipei 1-2.