Billie Jean King Cup: India Lose 1-2 To New Zealand, Miss Out On Historic Play-Offs Berth


Billie Jean King Cup: India lose 1-2 to New Zealand, miss historic play-off berth

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Ankita Raina could not win the crucial second singles and later lost the decisive doubles match with her partner Prarthana Thombare as India lost a historic play-off berth after a 1-2 defeat to New Zealand at the Billie Jean King Cup in Changsha. Done. Saturday. India remained in Asia/Oceania Group I by finishing third in the tournament. Rutuja Bhosale put India ahead with a 6-2, 7-6(5) win over Monique Barry in the opening singles. Raina needed to win the next match against world number 169 Lulu Sun but he lost 2-6, 0-6. Victory in that match would have given India a place in the playoffs for the first time.

India had another chance in the doubles match but Raina and Thombare lost the match to Paige Horrigan and Erin Routliff 1-6, 5-7.

India finished third in the six-team Group I and will compete at the same level next year.

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