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hellas719
Apr 2nd, 2010, 02:37 AM
Details

- Dates: 28 April - 1 May (Draw made on 27 April)
- Venue: Orange Fitness & Tennis Club, Yerevan, Armenia
- Capacity: 600 in Centre Court
- Surface: Outdoor red clay
- Ball: Wilson US Open
- Tickets: Free entry

Format

- Round-robin: Eight nations in two pools
- Promotion: Top nation in each pool plays-off against runner-up in other pool, with two winning nations promoted to Europe/Africa Zone Group I
- Relegation: Bottom nation in each pool plays-off against third place in other pool, with two losing nations relegated to Europe/Africa Zone Group III
- Daily start time: 10:00 hrs (tbc)
- Nations: Armenia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Norway, South Africa


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NOMINATIONS

- Armenia: Liudmila Nikoyan, Anna Movsisyan, Marie-Gaiane Mikaelian, Ofelya Poghosyan, Ana Gasparyan (captain)
- Finland: Emma Laine, Piia Suomalainen, Heini Salonen, Saana Saarteinen, Katriina Saarinen (captain)
- Georgia: Oksana Kalashnikova, Anna Tatishvili, Sofia Shapatava, Manana Shapakadze,Lali Zerekidze (captain)
- Greece: Eleni Daniilidou, Anna Gerasimou, Eirini Georgatou, Despina Papamichail, George Kalovelonis (captain)
- Liechtenstein: Stephanie Vogt, Marina Novak, Kathinka von Deichmann, Sibylle Marxer (player captain)
- Luxembourg: Mandy Minella, Anne Kremer, Claudine Schaul, Tiffany Cornelius, Frank Eicher (captain)
- Norway: Ulrikke Eikeri, Emma Flood, Caroline Rohde-Moe, Hedda Odegaard, Jon-Erik G.B. Ross (captain)
- South Africa: Chanel Simmonds, Christi Potgieter, Natasha Fourouclas, Kelly Anderson,Greer Leo Smith (captain)

hellas719
Apr 2nd, 2010, 02:39 AM
I think Greece, Luxembourg, and Georgia are the favorites ;)
:eek: at Mikaelian (former #33) playing for Armenia now :speakles:

Meelis
Apr 2nd, 2010, 03:08 AM
She already represented Armenia during junior days.

Petkorazzi
Apr 2nd, 2010, 06:54 AM
Are those nominations official? I don't think Anna Tatishvili will play.

Meelis
Apr 2nd, 2010, 05:37 PM
It s official, bur it is still allowed to make changes. And usually teams will change quite a lot.

Petkorazzi
Apr 2nd, 2010, 05:40 PM
Oh ok :)

I strongly believe that they would have let us run this had our federation applied :rolleyes: I heard from players that the club in Yerevan is a total mess.

hellas719
Apr 2nd, 2010, 06:40 PM
^And us? :p

But we are hosting Davis Cup this year so I guess we can't get both :shrug:

hellas719
Apr 2nd, 2010, 06:41 PM
Meelis, why is this during Stuttgart/Fes and not during the week before? :spit:

Slutiana
Apr 2nd, 2010, 07:45 PM
Go Georgia! :cheer: And Liechtenstein too but I won't be holding my breath as Steph is hopeless atm.

Meelis
Apr 2nd, 2010, 08:02 PM
Meelis, why is this during Stuttgart/Fes and not during the week before? :spit:

No idea.

Just Do It
Apr 10th, 2010, 08:53 PM
Go Armenian princesses.

Richie's
Apr 18th, 2010, 12:56 AM
wow @ Armenia, for holding the ties in Yerevan ( a very beautiful city - i've been there) and for Mikaelian. Marie has to play the rr.

hellas719
Apr 18th, 2010, 05:29 AM
LOL at hotdogs voting for everyone in the poll :haha:

Petkorazzi
Apr 27th, 2010, 10:48 AM
Georgia in the better group, with Armenia, Finland and Norway.

But that's bad in FC. :lol: They will play either Greece or Luxembourg for the spot in EA1 probably :(

LightsOut!
Apr 27th, 2010, 11:59 AM
Go Stephanie, Marina and Kathinka, you CAN win these matches, especially Stephi!
Go Marie-Gayanay, show us some improvement plz!

hellas719
Apr 28th, 2010, 03:18 AM
Group A
Greece
South Africa
Luxembourg
Liechtenstein

Group B
Georgia
Armenia
Finland
Norway

Caipirinha Guy
Apr 28th, 2010, 08:28 AM
I guess Greece and Georgia will advance ;)

Meelis
Apr 28th, 2010, 12:04 PM
:rain: in Yerevan.

Andiyan
Apr 28th, 2010, 04:01 PM
I never knew Marie Gayanay was from Armenian decent. :)

Makes sense now I think about her surname.. Mikaelyan..

nukribest
Apr 28th, 2010, 04:04 PM
scores?

Meelis
Apr 28th, 2010, 05:51 PM
I never knew Marie Gayanay was from Armenian decent. :)

Makes sense now I think about her surname.. Mikaelyan..

I believe her father is Armenian from Lebanon.

scores?

Start was delayed because of :rain: Not sure, if they managed to play later.

nukribest
Apr 28th, 2010, 06:46 PM
no one from Armenia?

Meelis
Apr 28th, 2010, 07:09 PM
From South African TA blog

courts are completely drenched and the rain hasn’t stopped. Apparently indoors is no good either and they are just going to have to wait for the rain to stop and the outdoor courts to dry. Play is scheduled for 10h00 tomorrow.

Meelis
Apr 29th, 2010, 09:44 AM
More rain today, but they are still hoping to start today.

LightsOut!
Apr 29th, 2010, 10:55 AM
Poor draw for Liechtenstein :sad:
Go Stephi, Marina & Kathinka!
Go RSA!
Go Marie-Gayanay!

Petkorazzi
Apr 29th, 2010, 09:25 PM
Georgia - Finland 1-2

Kalashnikova 46 26
Tatishvili 63 64
Kalashnikova/Tatishvili 57 26

Meelis
Apr 29th, 2010, 09:35 PM
Suomalainen beat Kalashnikova
Tatishvili beat Laine
Laine/Suomalainen beat Kalashnikova/Tatishvili

Matches were played on hard courts instead of clay.

Håkon
Apr 29th, 2010, 10:45 PM
Norway 1-1 Armenia

Emma Flood d. ? 36 64 64 :worship:
? d. Ulrikke Eikeri 64 26 36

Meelis
Apr 29th, 2010, 11:15 PM
Liechtenstein - Greece 0:3

Kathinka von Deichmann - Anna Gerasimou 2:6, 2:6.
Steffi Vogt - Eleni Daniilidou 6:3, 4:6, 6:7(2)
Vogt/Marina Novak - Georgatou/Papamichail 3:6, 6:4 9-11.

Slutiana
Apr 30th, 2010, 12:04 AM
Liechtenstein - Greece 0:3

Kathinka von Deichmann - Anna Gerasimou 2:6, 2:6.
Steffi Vogt - Eleni Daniilidou 6:3, 4:6, 6:7(2)
Vogt/Marina Novak - Georgatou/Papamichail 3:6, 6:4 9-11.
So tight. :sobbing:

So

Slutiana
Apr 30th, 2010, 12:04 AM
Liechtenstein - Greece 0:3

Kathinka von Deichmann - Anna Gerasimou 2:6, 2:6.
Steffi Vogt - Eleni Daniilidou 6:3, 4:6, 6:7(2)
Vogt/Marina Novak - Georgatou/Papamichail 3:6, 6:4 9-11.
So tight. :sobbing:

hellas719
Apr 30th, 2010, 05:09 AM
Greece :cheer:
Despina gets first FC win, and Eirini is still undefeated in Fed Cup doubles :D

Thor
Apr 30th, 2010, 07:00 AM
Come on Norway - Give us a surprise :yeah:

Meelis
Apr 30th, 2010, 07:07 AM
Luxembourg - South Africa 2-1

Duramont
Apr 30th, 2010, 09:49 AM
Luxembourg :woohoo:

Liechtenstein :sad:

Meelis
Apr 30th, 2010, 11:39 AM
Norway defeated Armenia 2-1

R1 - E.FLOOD (NOR) def. A.MOVSISYAN (ARM)
3-6 6-4 6-4
R2 - A.AMIRAGHYAN (ARM) def. U.EIKERI (NOR)
4-6 6-2 6-3
R3 - U.EIKERI / E.FLOOD (NOR) def. A.MOVSISYAN / L.NIKOYAN (ARM)
3-6 6-3 10-7

Håkon
Apr 30th, 2010, 11:40 AM
Come on Norway - Give us a surprise :yeah:

Eikeri/Flood 3-6 6-3 10-7 ?/?

No relegation :bounce:

Ah, Meelis beat me :)

Eikeri lost to a 16yo who was 603 on the junior tour :sad:

Meelis
Apr 30th, 2010, 11:53 AM
Luxembourg - South Africa 2-1

Kremer d. Potgieter 61 63 ?
Minella d. Simmonds 60 60
Potgieter/Simmonds d. Minella/Schaul 62 61 ?

Luxembourg - Liechtenstein 2-0

Kremer – Novak 6-3 / 6-1
Minella – Vogt 6-4 / 6-4

Meelis
Apr 30th, 2010, 11:55 AM
Finland - Armenia 1-0

Suomalainen d. Amiraghyan 60 75

Meelis
Apr 30th, 2010, 11:58 AM
Eikeri lost to a 16yo who was 603 on the junior tour :sad:

Amiraghyan is much better than her ranking suggests as she has played only few tournaments.

Duramont
Apr 30th, 2010, 02:31 PM
Second win for Luxembourg :banana:

Now continue the good start with a victory over Greece :)

Petkorazzi
Apr 30th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Kalashnikova won 6/4 6/4
Tatishvili leads 6/2

I think it's all clear :)

Håkon
Apr 30th, 2010, 04:12 PM
Kalashnikova won 6/4 6/4
Tatishvili leads 6/2

I think it's all clear :)

Kalashnikova - Flood 6-4 6-4
Tatishvili - Eikeri 6-2 6-3

Meelis
Apr 30th, 2010, 08:21 PM
Liechtenstein – South Africa 1-2

Stephanie Vogt – Chanel Simmonds ( 7:5, 6:1
Kathinka von Deichmann - Christi Potgieter 3:6, 0:6
Kathinka von Deichmann / Marina Novak – Chanel Simmonds / Christi Potgieter 6:7 (1:7) 3:6

Meelis
Apr 30th, 2010, 08:23 PM
Norway lost to Finland and will face Liechtenstein in relegation play-off.

Meelis
Apr 30th, 2010, 10:15 PM
Promotion play-off

Greece - Georgia

Luxembourg - Finland

nukribest
Apr 30th, 2010, 10:16 PM
georgia - greece
luxemburg - finland

Håkon
Apr 30th, 2010, 10:28 PM
Norway lost to Finland and will face Liechtenstein in relegation play-off.

Finland won both singles apparently.

Group third plays fourth in the other group?

C'mon Ulrikke, time to win a match...

Meelis
Apr 30th, 2010, 10:40 PM
Group third plays fourth in the other group?


Yes.

Which means that South Africa and Armenia will decide the second relegated nation.

hellas719
May 1st, 2010, 06:57 AM
Georgia couldn't beat Finland so now we have to play them even though they're better than Finland and we beat Luxembourg but they get the cakewalk draw with Finland :rolleyes:

Duramont
May 1st, 2010, 08:46 AM
The match between Luxembourg and Greece ended 1:1. The doubles match wasn't played as both teams withdraw from that match. Claudine Schaul is injured again according to RTL.lu and Mandy Minella got sick and couldn't play yesterday. :unsure:

Claudine Schaul lost to Anna Gerasimou 3:6 2:6

Anne Kremer def Eleni Daniilidou 5:4 ret

Very strange.

Petkorazzi
May 1st, 2010, 09:22 AM
Georgia couldn't beat Finland so now we have to play them even though they're better than Finland and we beat Luxembourg but they get the cakewalk draw with Finland :rolleyes:
And now it seems LUX are withdrawing so Finland get promoted directly? :lol:

Very well deserved to them :) They fought and qualified. And Greece deserves to go through too ;) When you lose to Finland with 2 top 200 players, you don't really deserve to go through.

Slutiana
May 1st, 2010, 09:28 AM
:rolleyes:

Go Georgia!

Slutiana
May 1st, 2010, 09:29 AM
The match between Luxembourg and Greece ended 1:1. The doubles match wasn't played as both teams withdraw from that match. Claudine Schaul is injured again according to RTL.lu and Mandy Minella got sick and couldn't play yesterday. :unsure:

Claudine Schaul lost to Anna Gerasimou 3:6 2:6

Anne Kremer def Eleni Daniilidou 5:4 ret

Very strange.
WTF, i've never heard of both teams simultaneously withdrawing. :tape: Surely one would be smart enough to just act like they want to play and then get the w/o?

Meelis
May 1st, 2010, 10:47 AM
WTF, i've never heard of both teams simultaneously withdrawing. :tape: Surely one would be smart enough to just act like they want to play and then get the w/o?

Could have been that neither team wanted to win the group and face Georgia? :shrug: :lol:

Greeks at least should have had enough players.

Petkorazzi
May 1st, 2010, 11:26 AM
^ Lol, so how did Greece get the top spot and not Luxembourg? :lol: Seems Luxembourg withdrew first? :haha:

hellas719
May 1st, 2010, 04:07 PM
:rolls:
Luxembourg probably knew that they weren't going to beat us :angel:

insider007
May 1st, 2010, 04:37 PM
Lux - fin 1-1 Mandy won in 3. Anne lost in 2.

Duramont
May 1st, 2010, 04:52 PM
Anne Kremer loses her match 3:6 2:6 :sad:

Mandy Minella wins her match 3:6 7:6 6:1 :bigclap:

If only Luxies could win a doubles Fed Cup match for once ...

insider007
May 1st, 2010, 05:03 PM
i hope they wont withdraw before the fins do it

Meelis
May 1st, 2010, 05:09 PM
Suomalainen beat Kremer and Minella beat Laine.

insider007
May 1st, 2010, 05:51 PM
i just asked a player, Tiffany, they won the doubles and got promoted

Håkon
May 1st, 2010, 06:08 PM
Well done Luxembourg

Liechtenstein d. Norway

Marina Novak d. Emma Flood 7-6 6-1
Stephanie Vogt d. Ulrikke Eikeri 6-4 7-5

back to D3 we go...

Rodeo Dr.
May 1st, 2010, 06:59 PM
Just a few comments.

1. Laine did NOT have match points, since the result was 3-6,7-6(5),6-1.
2. It's Finns, not fins.
3. Literate people use capital letters in the beginning of a sentence and end a sentence with a dot or other mark.

Petkorazzi
May 1st, 2010, 07:06 PM
Just a few comments.

1. Laine did NOT have match points, since the result was 3-6,7-6(5),6-1.
2. It's Finns, not fins.
3. Literate people use capital letters in the beginning of a sentence and end a sentence with a dot or other mark.
4. Get lost. :)

Petkorazzi
May 1st, 2010, 07:10 PM
Gerasimou d. Shapatava 64 64
Daniilidou d. Tatishvili 26 76 62

Congrats to Greece :) Though acc. to a Georgian site, both of the Georgians have a virus.

Duramont
May 1st, 2010, 07:14 PM
Luxembourg in Europe/Africa Zone I :woohoo:

They showed a great fighting spirit today. Love it.

Doubles score was 2:6 6:3 10:6 for Minella/Kremer.


Well done Liechtenstein :yeah:

insider007
May 1st, 2010, 10:42 PM
Just a few comments.

1. Laine did NOT have match points, since the result was 3-6,7-6(5),6-1.
2. It's Finns, not fins.
3. Literate people use capital letters in the beginning of a sentence and end a sentence with a dot or other mark.

i am sorry that i didnt do all that:bounce:

Slutiana
May 1st, 2010, 11:33 PM
Just a few comments.

1. Laine did NOT have match points, since the result was 3-6,7-6(5),6-1.
2. It's Finns, not fins.
3. Literate people use capital letters in the beginning of a sentence and end a sentence with a dot or other mark.
She could've had MPs 6-5, 5-4, 5-3, 5-2, 5-1, 5-0. :weirdo:

Rodeo Dr.
May 2nd, 2010, 08:27 AM
She could've had MPs 6-5, 5-4, 5-3, 5-2, 5-1, 5-0. :weirdo:

My bad for not writing it all out. She did not have match points prior to the tie-break. The tie-break score indicates, that she also didn't have them in the tie-break.

hellas719
May 3rd, 2010, 03:55 AM
Gigi :hug:
And can we get full results from this tournament? :o

Meelis
May 3rd, 2010, 09:51 AM
Group A - Round Robin

Luxembourg defeated South Africa 2-1
R1 - A.KREMER (LUX) def. C.POTGIETER (RSA)
6-1 6-0
R2 - M.MINELLA (LUX) def. C.SIMMONDS (RSA)
6-0 6-0
R3 - C.POTGIETER / C.SIMMONDS (RSA) def. M.MINELLA / C.SCHAUL (LUX)
6-2 6-1

Greece defeated Liechtenstein 3-0
R1 - A.GERASIMOU (GRE) def. K.VON DEICHMANN (LIE)
6-2 6-2
R2 - E.DANIILIDOU (GRE) def. S.VOGT (LIE)
4-6 6-4 7-6(1)
R3 - E.GEORGATOU / D.PAPAMICHAIL (GRE) def. M.NOVAK / S.VOGT (LIE)
6-4 4-6 11-9

Greece defeated South Africa 2-0
R1 - E.GEORGATOU (GRE) def. C.POTGIETER (RSA)
6-2 7-5
R2 - A.GERASIMOU (GRE) def. C.SIMMONDS (RSA)
6-1 6-4
R3 - C.POTGIETER / C.SIMMONDS (RSA) v. E.DANIILIDOU / D.PAPAMICHAIL (GRE)
Not played

South Africa defeated Liechtenstein 2-1
R1 - C.POTGIETER (RSA) def. K.VON DEICHMANN (LIE)
6-3 6-0
R2 - S.VOGT (LIE) def. C.SIMMONDS (RSA)
7-5 6-1
R3 - C.POTGIETER / C.SIMMONDS (RSA) def. M.NOVAK / K.VON DEICHMANN (LIE)

Greece defeated Luxembourg 2-1
R1 - A.GERASIMOU (GRE) def. C.SCHAUL (LUX)
6-2 6-3
R2 - A.KREMER (LUX) def. E.DANIILIDOU (GRE)
6-4 6-0
R3 - . () v. . () - Walkover

Luxembourg defeated Liechtenstein 2-0
R1 - A.KREMER (LUX) def. M.NOVAK (LIE)
6-3 6-1
R2 - M.MINELLA (LUX) def. S.VOGT (LIE)
6-4 6-4
R3 - M.MINELLA / C.SCHAUL (LUX) v. S.VOGT / K.VON DEICHMANN (LIE)
Not played

Group B - Round Robin

Norway defeated Armenia 2-1
R1 - E.FLOOD (NOR) def. A.MOVSISYAN (ARM)
3-6 6-4 6-4
R2 - A.AMIRAGHYAN (ARM) def. U.EIKERI (NOR)
4-6 6-2 6-3
R3 - U.EIKERI / E.FLOOD (NOR) def. A.MOVSISYAN / L.NIKOYAN (ARM)
3-6 6-3 10-7

Finland defeated Georgia 2-1
R1 - P.SUOMALAINEN (FIN) def. O.KALASHNIKOVA (GEO)
6-4 6-2
R2 - A.TATISHVILI (GEO) def. E.LAINE (FIN)
6-4 6-3
R3 - E.LAINE / P.SUOMALAINEN (FIN) def. O.KALASHNIKOVA / A.TATISHVILI (GEO)
7-5 6-2

Georgia defeated Armenia 2-0
R1 - S.SHAPATAVA (GEO) def. M.MIKAELIAN (ARM)
6-1 7-6(6) 6-4 ?
R2 - A.TATISHVILI (GEO) def. L.NIKOYAN (ARM)
6-0 6-1
R3 - . () v. . ()
Not played

Finland defeated Armenia 2-1
R1 - P.SUOMALAINEN (FIN) def. A.AMIRAGHYAN (ARM)
6-0 7-5
R2 - E.LAINE (FIN) def. M.MIKAELIAN (ARM)
6-0 6-3
R3 - A.MOVSISYAN / L.NIKOYAN (ARM) def. E.LAINE / P.SUOMALAINEN (FIN)
7-5 6-3

Georgia defeated Norway 3-0
R1 - O.KALASHNIKOVA (GEO) def. E.FLOOD (NOR)
6-4 6-4
R2 - A.TATISHVILI (GEO) def. U.EIKERI (NOR)
6-2 6-3
R3 - O.KALASHNIKOVA / S.SHAPATAVA (GEO) def. H.ODEGAARD / C.ROHDE-MOE (NOR)
6-2 6-1

Finland defeated Norway 2-0
R1 - P.SUOMALAINEN (FIN) def. E.FLOOD (NOR)
6-0 6-2
R2 - E.LAINE (FIN) def. U.EIKERI (NOR)
6-1 6-2
R3 - . () v. . ()
Not played

Meelis
May 3rd, 2010, 09:55 AM
Promotional Play-Off

Greece defeated Georgia 2-0
R1 - A.GERASIMOU (GRE) def. S.SHAPATAVA (GEO)
6-4 6-3
R2 - E.DANIILIDOU (GRE) def. A.TATISHVILI (GEO)
2-6 7-6(2) 6-2

Luxembourg defeated Finland 2-1
R1 - P.SUOMALAINEN (FIN) def. A.KREMER (LUX)
6-3 6-2
R2 - M.MINELLA (LUX) def. E.LAINE (FIN)
3-6 7-6(5) 6-1
R3 - A.KREMER / M.MINELLA (LUX) def. E.LAINE / P.SUOMALAINEN (FIN)
2-6 6-3 10-6

Relegation Play-Off

Liechtenstein defeated Norway 2-0
R1 - M.NOVAK (LIE) def. E.FLOOD (NOR)
7-6(2) 6-1
R2 - S.VOGT (LIE) def. U.EIKERI (NOR)
6-4 7-5

Armenia defeated South Africa 2-1
R1 - A.MOVSISYAN (ARM) def. C.POTGIETER (RSA)
5-7 7-6(5) 6-3
R2 - C.SIMMONDS (RSA) def. A.AMIRAGHYAN (ARM)
6-4 6-4
R3 - A.MOVSISYAN / L.NIKOYAN (ARM) def. C.POTGIETER / C.SIMMONDS (RSA)
6-3 1-6 10-8

Petkorazzi
May 3rd, 2010, 02:36 PM
Armenian fighting princesses :cheer:

Andiyan
May 3rd, 2010, 05:53 PM
Impressive stuff for Armenia.. perhaps a little help from biased umpires? :angel:

hellas719
May 4th, 2010, 04:36 AM
Armenia :worship:

LightsOut!
May 4th, 2010, 01:25 PM
South Africa :help:
Liechtenstein, Armenia :yeah::worship: