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Tennis Canada – Canada defeats Venezuela 2-1

Montreal, February 7, 2017 Team Canada started round robin play with a 2-1 win over Venezuela on Tuesday at the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Americas Zone Group I event being held in Metepec, Mexico until February 11.

Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Mississauga, Ontario), Canada’s no. 1 singles player for the tournament, came through to erase a 0-1 deficit after Charlotte Robillard-Millette (Blainville, QC) was defeated 6-3, 6-4 by Adriana Perez. In her Fed Cup debut, Andreescu, 16, followed up with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over world no. 447 Andrea Gamiz in 75 minutes after being down a break in the opening set.

The decisive doubles rubber went the way of Andreescu and Robillard-Millette who teamed up to beat Gamiz and Perez 6-3, 6-1 in just 51 minutes. Canada will face Bolivia and Paraguay to finish the round robin portion of the competition. The winner of Pool A will meet the winner of Pool B for a place in the World Group II playoffs in April.

On Wednesday, the Canadians will go up against Bolivia who were defeated 3-0 by Paraguay today.
 
About Fed Cup by BNP Paribas

Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the World Cup of Tennis. It is the largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with 107 nations entered in 2017. The competition is 54 years old having been founded in 1963. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Fed Cup. Adecco (Official HR Sponsor) is an international sponsor, while beIN SPORTS is the Official Global Media Rights Partner. Follow all the action on www.fedcup.com, www.fedcup.com/es, www.twitter.com/fedcup, https://www.facebook.com/FedCup and www.Weibo.com/fedcupofficial

About Tennis Canada

Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier Rogers Cup presented by National Bank WTA and ATP World Tour events, 8 professional ITF sanctioned events and financially supports 15 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates junior national training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada please visit our Web site at: www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 
 

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