On Friday, September 14, in Bucha, near Kiev, was the first day of the confrontation between Ukraine and Portugal in the first round of the playoffs the First group of Euro-African zone.
First on court were the leader of the visiting team, joão Sousa and our Ilya Marchenko. The first set was won by the Ukrainian – 6:4. But the other two were Portuguese – 6:2, 6:3.
Then Sergiy Stakhovsky defeated Pedro Sousa. The entire game lasted just over an hour. During this time, the Ukrainian once filed through, made four breaks of serve twice and made double faults – 6:2, 6:3.
Three more games in the confrontation will take place on Saturday, September 15. Stakhovsky will play against Joao Souza, Marchenko vs Pedro Sousa, and there will also be a doubles match.
Ilya Marchenko – João Sousa 1:2 (6:4, 2:6, 3:6)
Sergiy Stakhovsky – Pedro Sousa 2:0 (6:3, 6:2)
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