Canadian Fed Cup report
Apr 24 SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico (CP) - Maureen Drake and Vanessa Webb won their doubles match Tuesday to cap a 3-0 Canadian victory over Puerto Rico on the opening day of the Fed Cup American Zone Group I round-robin.
Drake, from Toronto, started with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Mari Toro. Drake is ranked 112th on the Sanex WTA Tour, while Toro is unranked on the pro tour.
In the second match, Jana Nejedly, also from Toronto, downed Karmelina Rivera, 6-3, 6-1.
In doubles, Drake and fellow-Torontonian Webb dominated Rivera and Toro, 6-1, 6-0.
"We had a great training camp and are very well prepared," said team captain Rene Simpson, also from Toronto. "We're taking it one day at a time and we hope to get better every day.
"We still have our work cut out for us, but we're really looking forward to the challenge."
Canada next plays the Bahamas on Wednesday. Canada is the No. 1 seed in its pool, which also includes Mexico. The top two teams in each pool advance to a playoff round starting Saturday, with two winners advancing to a World Group playoffs July 21-22.
Fed Cup is the international team championship for women, which began in 1963. More than 100 countries now compete in the annual event. Canada is seeking to return to the World Group for the first time since 1994.