From Tennis Canada
"FED CUP UPDATE
Canada wins easily in Day One action at Fed Cup
CAMPINAS, Brazil (TC) – The Canadian Fed Cup team has started off strong in Day One action at the American Zone Group I round robin in Campinas, Brazil, blasting the Bahamas 3-0 and dropping only three games in the process. Canada now holds a career 2-0 win against the Caribbean country.
In the first match of the day, Jana Nejedly of Palm Springs, Calif., got the ball rolling with a quick 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Jessica Sweeting. Nejedly is No.177 on the WTA Tour, while Sweeting is currently unranked on the pro tour. Nejedly now holds a 16-6 singles record in Fed Cup, adding to her record of most singles victories for a Canadian in Fed Cup action.
In match two, Canada’s No.1 singles player, Maureen Drake of Toronto, topped Nikitta Fountain by the identical 6-0, 6-1 score. In doubles play, Toronto’s Vanessa Webb and Marie-Ève Pelletier of Repentigny, Que., dominated Fountain and Sweeting, 6-0, 6-1.
“We played the Bahamas last year, so we pretty much knew what to expect,” said Nejedly. “Obviously we’ve got a much stronger team on paper and a lot of other countries here don’t have that, but it’s still never easy to come out and play as well as we did.”
Canada’s next opponent is Uruguay, with play beginning Thursday at 9:00am EDT.
“We played Uruguay as well last year and they’ll be tough on clay,” said Nejedly. “We’ve got to take it one day at a time, but we’re all playing really well right now and we’ll be ready for whatever team we have to play.”
Canada, who holds a 4-0 record against the Uruguayans, is the top seed in its pool, along with the Bahamas, Uruguay and the third-seeded Mexicans. Brazil, Cuba, El Salvador and Paraguay make up the other pool. The top two teams in each pool advance to a playoff round this Saturday, with two winners advancing to a World Group Playoffs July 19-20. Stay tuned to www.tenniscanada.com