09 Jan Irish Fed Cup Team news
Tennis Ireland today announced the Irish Fed Cup to play in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Euro/Africa Zone Group II event which takes place in Tallinn from the 4th – 7th February 2015.
Amy Bowtell will lead the team and will be joined by Rachael Dillon, Julie Byrne, and Lauren Deegan for the event which will take place in the Tere Tennis Centre in Tallinn, Estonia.
Yvonne Doyle is the non-playing captain.
The Group, a round-robin style tournament, will have two pools of four teams. Other nations involved are:
Bosnia/Herzegovina, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Luxembourg, Slovenia and South Africa.
The winner of each pool will play against the number two teams in the other pool to determine which two nations will advance to the Europe Africa Zone Group I in 2016.
Ireland defeated Malta and Iceland in the Euro/Africa Zone Group III round-robin phase in 2014 to progress into the promotion play-offs by topping the pool.
Facing Greece for a place in Europe/Africa Zone Group II Jane Fennelly lost to Valentini Grammatikopoulou before Amy Bowtell leveled the tie and partnered
Rachael Dillon in the doubles to earn promotion.