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Davis Cup Roundup : Austria Leads Australia, 3-0, to Clinch Its First-Round Match

February 05, 1989|Associated Press

Austria clinched its World Group first-round match against Australia with a 5-set doubles victory in Davis Cup competition at Vienna.

Thomas Muster and Alexender Antonitsch beat Pat Cash and John Fitzgerald, 6-3, 7-6, 3-6, 3-6, 6-2.

France clinched its match against Israel as Guy Forget and Yannick Noah outlasted Israel's Amos Mansdorf and Shahar Perkis, 6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 6-3, 13-11, in a 3 1/2-hour match at Tel Aviv.

Anders Jarryd and Jan Gunnarsson beat Diego Nargiso and Omar Camporese, 7-6, 7-5, 6-4, to give Sweden a 2-1 lead against Italy at Malmo, Sweden.

Boris Becker and Erik Jelen defeated Suhan Ina Suharyadi and Donald Wailan Walalangi, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1, as West Germany clinched its match against Indonesia at Karlsruhe, West Germany.

At Prague, the doubles team of Tomas Smid and Petr Korda beat Alexander Volkov and Andrei Olkhovski of the Soviet Union in straight sets to help Czechoslovakia win.

Emilio Sanchez and Sergio Casal of Spain outlasted Leonardo Lavalle and Sergio Lozano, 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 6-1, as Spain took a 2-1 lead at Marbella, Spain.

At Belgrade, Yugoslavia clinched its match against Denmark as Slobodan Zivojinovic and Goran Ivanisevic downed Morten Christensen and Mikael Mortensen in the doubles, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6.

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