Romania have unfortunately dropped the 1st rubber against Switzerland. I'm afraid this probably means Romania is going have to wait another year before having another chance at promotion. It's not over yet but it now looks very tough.
I suppose there is a possibility Patty Schynder won't be that fit and then Alex might have a good shot to level and maybe they might even take the doubles but the doubles especially is hard to picture as Schynder is world class in doubles whereas Alex is very inexperienced and Raluca while she is improving in doubles is hardly a force.
Patty actually served for the match at 6-3 *5-4!!! Amazing comeback for Alex. Had they lost this match I think the chances of Romania qualifying were close to zero but now providing they can keep it going in the doubles there is every chance.
Alex shows once again how much talent and heart she has.
The doubles won't be easy though. But let's hope for the best.