Japan clinches Davis Cup tie vs. the Philippines
Japan has taken an insurmountable 3-0 lead over the Philippines
in their Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group 1 tie after a straight-sets
victory in the doubles.
Japanese duo Takao Suzuki and Toshihide Matsui beat Treat Huey
and Cecil Mamiit 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 Saturday to clinch the best-of-five
Japan took a 2-0 lead Friday after singles victories by Tatsuma
Ito and Go Soeda, and will take on Australia in the second round on
Reverse singles matches are scheduled for Sunday.