1974 Davis Cup Americas Zone

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The Americas Zone was one of three zones of competition in the 1974 Davis Cup. The zone was split into the North & Central America Zone and the South America Zone, with the winners meeting in the Americas Inter-Zonal Final. South Africa won the Zone and advanced to the Inter-Zonal Zone.

North & Central America Zone[edit]

Preliminary Rounds[edit]

  First round
19–21 October 1973
Quarterfinals
23–25 November 1973
                 
Kingston, Jamaica (indoor hard)
  Canada 3  
Mexico City, Mexico (clay)
  Caribbean/West Indies 2  
    Canada 1
    Mexico 4
  Mexico
 bye  
 bye  
Bogotá, Colombia
  Colombia  
    Colombia 3
    Venezuela 2
 bye
  Venezuela  
  • Mexico and Colombia advance to Main draw

Main draw[edit]

  First Round
7-9 December 1973
    Finals
11-13 January
                 
  Bogotá, Colombia
  Cali, Colombia       United States 1
    Mexico 1       Colombia 4
    Colombia 4  

First Round[edit]


Colombia
4
Cali, Colombia
7 December - 9 December 1973

Mexico
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Colombia
Mexico
Jairo Velasco, Sr.
Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
6
3
6
4
6
3
     
2 Colombia
Mexico
Iván Molina
Raúl Ramírez
6
1
6
1
7
5
     
3 Colombia
Mexico
Iván Molina / Jairo Velasco, Sr.
Raúl Ramírez / Vicente Zarazua
6
2
8
10
3
6
4
6
   
4 Colombia
Mexico
Iván Molina
Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
7
5
1
6
6
3
6
3
   
5 Colombia
Mexico
Jairo Velasco, Sr.
Luis Baraldi
7
5
1
6
6
2
4
6
6
2
 

Final[edit]


Colombia
4
Club Los Lagartos, Bogotá, Colombia
11 January - 13 January 1974

United States
1
1 2 3 4 5
1 Colombia
United States
Jairo Velasco, Sr.
Harold Solomon
6
1
3
6
4
6
6
3
7
5
 
2 Colombia
United States
Iván Molina
Erik van Dillen
6
4
7
5
6
2
     
3 Colombia
United States
Iván Molina / Jairo Velasco, Sr.
Charlie Pasarell / Erik van Dillen
4
6
11
13
4
6
     
4 Colombia
United States
Jairo Velasco, Sr.
Erik van Dillen
6
0
6
4
5
7
6
3
   
5 Colombia
United States
Iván Molina
Harold Solomon
6
2
6
1
6
0
     
  • Colombia advance to Americas Inter-Zonal Final

South America Zone[edit]

Qualifying & Preliminary Rounds[edit]

  Qualifying Round
October-December, 1973
Preliminary Round
4-6 January
                 
  Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)
    Ecuador 5  
    Uruguay 0     Guayaquil, Ecuador (clay)
      Ecuador 0
Montevideo, Uruguay (clay)     South Africa 5
    Brazil 0
    South Africa 5  
  • South Africa advance to Main Draw

Main draw[edit]

  First Round
    Finals
8-10 March
                 
  Bogotá, Colombia (clay)
        Chile 2
    Argentina       South Africa 3
    South Africa w/o 1  

Final[edit]


South Africa
3
Bogotá, Colombia
8 March - 10 March 1974
clay

Chile
2
1 2 3 4 5
1 South Africa
Chile
Cliff Drysdale
Patricio Cornejo
1
6
6
2
6
2
6
3
   
2 South Africa
Chile
Bob Hewitt
Jaime Fillol
6
2
6
4
6
4
     
3 South Africa
Chile
Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan
Patricio Cornejo / Jaime Fillol
7
9
4
6
6
2
6
4
6
4
 
4 South Africa
Chile
Bob Hewitt
Patricio Cornejo
2
6
3
6
6
3
3
6
   
5 South Africa
Chile
Cliff Drysdale
Jaime Fillol
6
4
4
6
5
7
0
6
   

1 The tie was scratched and South Africa advanced to the Final after Argentina refused to play due to South Africa's apartheid policies.

  • South Africa advance to Americas Inter-Zonal Final

Americas Inter-Zonal Final[edit]


Colombia
2
Bogotá, Colombia
10 May - 12 May 1974

South Africa
3
1 2 3 4 5
1 Colombia
South Africa
Iván Molina
Ray Moore
8
6
3
6
5
7
4
6
   
2 Colombia
South Africa
Jairo Velasco, Sr.
Bob Hewitt
1
6
3
6
2
6
     
3 Colombia
South Africa
Iván Molina / Jairo Velasco, Sr.
Bob Hewitt / Frew McMillan
3
6
0
6
3
6
     
4 Colombia
South Africa
Jairo Velasco, Sr.
Ray Moore
6
2
4
6
6
3
7
9
6
2
 
5 Colombia
South Africa
Álvaro Betancur
Byron Bertram
6
2
4
6
8
6
8
6
   
  • South Africa advance to Inter-Zonal Zone