W-Casablanca (C), Estoril (C), Dothan (C)
SF-Bol (C), Roland Garros (C), Vienna (C)
I will release the team in a few minutes
Jul 12th, 2003, 04:51 AM
Ok, The Spanish Team...
Adriana González will play as the #1 of the team
Anabel Conde-Martínez will play as the #2 of the team
Anabel Conde-Martínez and Regla Torres will play doubles.
Carmen Prado would replace Anabel Conde-Martínez in the doubles if the rubber is decided.
The reasons I pick each player:
Adriana González: She's been the best Spanish player this year, with very good results on every surface reaching at least a semi on each surface. She's also the only top ten player that Spain has got right now, so she will play as the first player of the team.
Anabel Conde-Martínez: I picked her over Regla, because the results are very similar. They've got their best results this season on clay, with some decent wins on hard (some third rounds and quarters). The fact that impulsed my decision is just the ranking. Anabel is higher-ranked than Regla, so I think that Anabel is the most suitable player.
Conde/Torres: Anabel has won two tournaments this year. Torres won Miami. Adriana also won two tournaments. Adriana wasn't gonna play, because yes, she won two tournaments and reach another two finals (one of them in a challenger), but she lost every other doubles match but one. The fact that made me doubt was that Anabel and Prado had won a tournament together, so they would get along very well, but Prado has got no experience, and I think it would be a risk to make her play if it's a decisive point. Regla is much more experienced, so the doubles team will be Conde and Torres. But if the rubber is decided Prado would take Conde's spot.
Good luck Spanish team!
Jul 12th, 2003, 05:22 AM
WORLD GROUP PLAY-OFF
The United States of America v Spain
Location: Sacramento, California
Singles #1: Elizabeth Hawkins v Adriana González
Singles #2: Bryanne Applegate v Anabel Conde-Martínez
Singles #3: Bryanne Applegate v Adriana González
Singles #4: Elizabeth Hawkins v Anabel Conde-Martínez
Doubles: Applegate/Selles v Conde-Martínez/Torres
Jul 12th, 2003, 05:25 AM
Thanks "The Fon" for giving your reasons
Jul 12th, 2003, 08:48 AM
Reason for Hong Kong roster pick.
Coz there are only two players in Hong Kong :p
Jul 12th, 2003, 08:48 AM
I still miss the asia team though :sad:
Jul 12th, 2003, 01:32 PM
Seeing as Larisa isn't here, babsifan e-mailed me a while ago to discuss the team and this is what he had decided:
Rosie Ribbons will play in any dead singles rubbers
Jul 12th, 2003, 03:54 PM
CUBA vs MEXICO
LOCATION : CUBA; Club Cubano de Tenis, Havana
SURFACE : Hardcourts Indoors
VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jul 12th, 2003, 04:09 PM
Ruflina Taliamanosoko withdraws from Fed Cup and turns captainship over to Liezel Coetzer.
Caroline Mutola also withdraws from Fed Cup.
:sad: RIP Tobias :sad:
Jul 12th, 2003, 04:30 PM
As Paul said, Ferrer/Gambill in singles
Masterton/Ferrer in doubles
Ribbons all dead rubbers
Jul 12th, 2003, 05:24 PM
when should we send points?
Jul 12th, 2003, 09:52 PM
Cuba vs. Mexico
Yadira Mendivil vs. Ana-Maria Herrera
Gisele Noventz vs. Avril Arev
Gisele Noventz vs. Ana Maria Herrera
Yadira Mendivil vs. Avril Arev
Mendivil/Noventz vs. Arev/Herrera