02 Feb Belarus defeat Ireland 4-1
Belarus ended Fridays play with a 2-0 lead over Ireland after Dzmitry Zhrymont defeated Daniel Glancy 62 64 62 in the first rubber of the day.
That was followed by another straight sets win for Belarus when Egor Gerasimov defeated Davis Cup debutant John Morrissey 64 61 62 in Fridays second rubber.
In Sundays reverse singles dead rubbers, Egor Gerasimov defeated Daniel Glancy 63 63 and John Morrissey was given a walkover in the final rubber by Dzmitry Zhrymont.
With the Irish Captain missing three of his top players for the tie in Minsk, Garry Cahill was delighted with the performance of the doubles pairing of James Cluskey and David OHare who had match point in the fourth set on Saturday afternoon.
The BNP Paribas Irish Davis Cup team now face a home relegation play-off in April (4th-6th) against Egypt after Moldova defeated Egypt 4-1 in Chisinau. The venue for that tie will be announced shortly.