Tennis: Israel overwhelms Sweden in Davis Cup showdown

Israel’s Davis Cup team secured its Group I status for another year on Saturday, taking an unassailable 3-0 lead over Sweden at Ramat Hasharon with one day to spare.

Yoni Erlich and Dudi Sela clinched the win in the Group I second round playoff tie with a 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1 victory over Isak Arvidsson and Johan Brunstrom in the doubles match. Amir Weintraub and Dudi Sela gave the blue-and-white a 2-0 lead after the first day of action on Friday, with both winning in straight sets.


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