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Dates: 16-21 April
Venue: Cite Nationale Sportive, El Menzah/ Ulcinj Bellevue
City: Tunis, Tunisia/ Ulcinj, Montenegro
Surface: Outdoors, hard/ Outdoors, clay
Start time: TBC

Format
Round-robin basis.
One pool of 4 teams (Pool A), and one pool of 5 teams (Pool B) in Tunis.
One pool of 4 teams (Pool A), and one pool of 5 teams (Pool B) in Ulcinj.
The winners of each pool will play-off against each other to determine which nation will advance to Europe/Africa II in 2019.

Two promoted.

Teams:
Algeria: Ines Ibbou, Amira Benaissa, Lynda Benkaddour, Yassamine Boudjadi
Armenia: Ani Amiraghyan, Marina Davtyan, Anna Movsisyan
Cameroon: Linda Claire Eloundou Nga, Manuella Peguy Eloundou Nga, Adele Diana Biba, Agnes Ornella Biba
Cyprus: Eleni Louka, Eleni Makride, Florentia Hadjigeorgiou, Iygia Christodoulou
Finland: Mia Nicole Eklund, Piia Suomalainen, Emma Laine, Ella Haavisto
Macedonia: Katarina Marinkovikj, Ana Ristevska, Jana Tanevska, Marija Elenova
Iceland: Anna Soffia Gronholm, Sofia Soley Jonasdottir, Iris Staub, Selma Oskarsdottir
Ireland: Amy Bowtell, Ruth Copas, Jane Fennelly, Lauren Deegan
Kenya: Angella Okutoyi, Judith Muraa, Faith Nyabera Omurunga
Kosovo: Arlinda Rushiti, Blearta Ukehaxhaj, Anduena Latifi, Liridona Murati
Lithuania: Joana Eidukonyte, Paulina Bakaite, Gerda Zykute, Iveta Daujotaite
Madagascar: Iariniaina Tsantaniony, Fitia Ravoniandro, Manuela Robinson
Malta: Elaine Genovese, Francesca Curmi, Brenda Galea, Emily Lightfoot
Montenegro: Danka Kovinic, Ana Radovic, Divna Ratkovic, Anja Draskovic
Morocco: Diae El Jardi, Rita Atik, Oumaima Aziz
South Africa: Chanel Simmonds, Madrie Le Roux, Katie Poluta, Minette Van Vreden
Tunisia: Ons Jabeur, Chiraz Bechri, Mouna Bouzgarrou, Ferdaous Bahri
Uganda: Sandra Khissa, Winnie Birungi, Daphine Namulinde Mukasa, Patience Athieno
 

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Zone A (Tunis) - Algeria, Armenia, Cyprus, Iceland, Kosovo, Lithuania, Madagascar, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Tunisia
Zone B (Ulcinj) - Cameroon, Finland, Ireland, Kenya, Morocco, Malta, Montenegro, South Africa, Uganda
 

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Biba sister should play for Cameroon I guess :shrug:
Hope they dont withdrawl.

Nigeria and Burundi not playing :sad:
 

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Gjorcheska hasn't played since August and is not in any ITF entry list while she shows up here randomly...

Montenegro with Kovinic and Veselinovic should do some damage. Let's see if they both commit to play.

Malta with 2 of the strongest 15 year old in Europe (Pellicano and Curmi) should leave this Group III very soon

South Africa another of the big favourites depending on who is available to play
 

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Rest of the teams lineups added to the first post.

Gjorcheska has withdrawn.

No Pellicano for Malta.
 

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Tunisia and Montenegro should reach the finals and decide wich team gets promoted. South Africa could be a dark horse but still a long shot on clay.
 

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Both can/should be promoted. There's two promotional spots. One for teams playing in Tunisia and one for teams playing in Montenegro.
Cool, thanks. Somehow I thought there was only the Tunisia site.
 

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Cameroon withdraws.

Minor changes to the Malagasy and Kenyan team.

Half of Montenegro's team changes with Veselinovic and Babic out and replaced by Ana Radovic and Divna Ratkovic.
 

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Tunis:
Pool A: Lithuania, Macedonia, Armenia, Iceland
Pool B: Cyprus, Tunisia, Algeria, Kosovo, Madagascar

Ulcinj:
Pool A: South Africa, Montenegro, Kenya, Finland
Pool B: Ireland, Malta, Uganda, Morocco

Bit confused how they did the Pools and seedings? By ranking, Lithuania should be the 1st seed and Macedonia the 4th seed but they ended up in the same group :confused:
 

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So Uganda has either not arrived yet or withdrew :spit:

They gave all w/o to Morocco in the first tie. Nice FC debut :lol:

Will be a mess if Uganda don't participate. Pool B of Ulcinj will only have 3 teams while Pool B of Tunis will have 5 teams :spit:
 

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Wonder what happened to the Ugandan team..

Uganda Tennis Association
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For the first time in Ugandas History we have sent a ladies team to participate in the Federation Cup (tennis) in Montenegro. The team led by legendary John Oduke departed last night....#WinnieBirungi #SandraKhissa #DaphneMukasa and #PatienceAthieno.....Godspeed Ladies #WomenInSport

 

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Montenegro unable to win promotion despite having the best player in the whole group <img src="http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh Out Loud" class="inlineimg" />
Danka did what she could ,winning her singles matches... she played dbs with Draskovic,but other teams at least had decent players.One(very) good player and one really bad one/inexperienced is worse than having just two solid players. Wonder why Veselinovic withdraw... doubt she would skip for no reason. Hmm
 
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