Drake, Jeyaseelan anchor Fed Cup team
Maureen Drake and Sonja Jeyaseelan will once again anchor Canada's Fed Cup tennis team in 2004.
Drake, the top ranked female in Canada, has been a member of the Fed Cup team since 1991 and holds an 8-3 record in competition. Jeyaseelan currently holds the Canadian Fed Cup record for most total wins, 29, and most doubles wins, 17. The 27 year old has lost just two doubles matches in Fed Cup play since joining the team in 1997.
Aside from the two Toronto veterans, team captain Rene Simpson will also be able to choose from a crop of young and upcoming players.
Marie-Eve Pelletier, Canada's number two ranked singles player, has been Canada's go-to girl in the past two World Group playoff ties. She has been member of the team since 2001.
Mlanie Marois, an 11 time National junior champion, is making her second appearance on the team alongwith Diana Srebrovic, who captured her first ITF doubles title last summer and Beier Ko, who qualified for last year's Rogers AT&T Cup, Canada's WTA tour event.
Aleksandra Wozniak is another returnee after making her debut last year. She was a quarter-finalist at the 2003 Junior Australian Open and captured her first ITF singles title in 2002 when she was just 14 years old.
Stphanie Dubois, the top ranked junior player in Canada, will make her Fed Cup debut this year. Ranked in the top-10 in Canada on the WTA rankings, she has already posted significant wins at the pro level including two wins over top-200 players.
Canada will take take part in American Zone Group 1 qualifying the weekend of April 24-25 in Porto Seguro, Brazil