Peru Davis Cup team

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Peru
Flag of Peru (state).svg
Captain Jaime Yzaga
ITF ranking 47 Decrease3
Colors red and white
First year 1933
Years played 34
Ties played (W–L) 64 (29-35)
Years in
World Group
1 (0-1)
Best finish WG 1r (2008)
Most total wins Jaime Yzaga (41)
Most singles wins Jaime Yzaga (28)
Most doubles wins Jaime Yzaga (13)
Best doubles team Jaime Yzaga/Carlos di Laura (7-5)
Most ties played Jaime Yzaga (26)
Most years played Luis Horna (14)

The Peru Davis Cup Team is the Davis Cup team that represents the nation of Peru. The team is governed by the Federación de Tenis de Peru. They currently compete in the Americas Zone Group I, and their best result was reaching the World Group in 2008.

History[edit]

Although in 1959 Peruvian-born Alex Olmedo had won the Davis Cup participating with the United States team, the first participation by a Peruvian team was in 1968 (a 3-0 loss to Chile). Even though, officially, Peru's participation the Davis Cup had started in 1933; its presentations in the years of 1933, 1934, and 1950 were all walk-over losses.

Peru's first victory would come in 1976, when the team defeats Uruguay at Montevideo, by a margin of 2-3. Players Miguel Maurtúa and Fernando Maynetto were an important part of this team. Peru's next rival was Brazil, and the result was a 5-0 loss for the Peruvians.

The first great participation of Peru's Davis Cup history came up in 1989, by defeating Ecuador 5-0 and Brazil 3-2. Thus, the team made it into the World Group playoffs. Peru's rival was the Australia of Cahill and Masur. The game disputed in Lima, resulted in a 3-2 win for Australia. Peruvian tennis players Jaime Yzaga, Pablo Arraya, and Carlos Di Laura, were already beginning to show their skill.

The early 90s proved disastrous for Peru, who got relegated to Group II of the Americas zone. Upon returning to Group I in 1994, the Yzaga-led team was able to beat Mexico, Chile, and Brazil by 3-2 margins each time, qualifying for the World Group playoffs again. This time the team lost to Denmark 4-1.

The team was relegated to the Americas Zone Group 2 for the 1997 season, but returned to Group 1 in 2000. The following year they were relegated again but also returned in 2003. The team defeated Mexico and Venezuela to qualify for the World Group playoffs again in 2007, where they defeated Belarus 4-1 and secured promotion to the World Group for the first time.

Courts[edit]

  • Club Lawn Tennis de la Exposición: Located in the district of Jesús María in Lima, it is the usual court where Peru plays. The court was found in 1884, and was the home scenario for the golden generation of Peruvian tennis players of the 1980s. Its principal colosseum is that of the Buse Brothers.
  • Court del Boulevard Sur Plaza de Asia: Located in the province of Cañete, this scenario got converted into the principal court for Peru at the starts of this century. A special colosseum was built for the games to be played. This court is located in one of the most important commercial zones of the Lima Region.
  • Rinconada Country Club: Located in the district La Molina of in Lima, it can seat 4,000 spectators.

Current team (2014)[edit]

Other players[edit]

  • Rodrigo Sanchez
  • Jorge Panta
  • Duilio Vallebuona
  • Sergio Monges
  • Pedro Iamachkine
  • Juan Pablo Varillas Patino-Samudio
  • Andre Ku Meza
  • Nicolas Alvarez
  • Alexander Merino

See also[edit]

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