26 Apr BNP Paribas Irish Fed Cup Team Results
BNP Paribas Irish Fed Cup Team Results
After defeating Malta on Wednesday, 3-0, and losing to Morocco on Thursday, 0-3, Ireland faced off against Algeria in the final Round Robin tie of Europe/Africa Group III in Cairo. The BNP Paribas Irish Fed Cup team was defeated by Algeria 2-1 on Friday. Amy Bowtell lost to Assia Halo in the second singles match, 0-6 7-6(5) 6-1. Julia Moriarty was more successful in her singles match, defeating Fatima Zorah Bouabdallah on a scoreline of 6-0 3-6 6-4. Moriarty teamed up with Lynsey McCullough in the doubles, but the pair was defeated by Halo and Bouabdallah in three sets, 6-3 3-6 6-1.
On Saturday, the Irish team competed in the 5th-6th playoffs, finishing 5th after a 2-1 win over Moldova. Niamh Coveney was defeated in the second singles. She lost to Olga Terteac in two sets, 6-2 6-0. Julia Moriarty was successful in the first singles, beating Julia Helbet on a scoreline of 6-2 6-1. Moriarty then teamed up with Lynsey McCullough to defeat Helbet and Alexandra Perper, 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(3).