tennis team defeated Hungary, 4-0, in the play-offs of the Billie Jean King cup.
The event was hosted by the Oradea Arena, the 5,000-seat sports hall of the
city of Oradea, in northern Romania.
In the first match,
played on Friday, Ana Bogdan defeated Dalma Galfi 6-1, 6-4, winning Romania's
first point. The second came from Jaqueline Cristian, who won the second
singles match 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 against Anna Bondar.
On Saturday, the overall
score went to 3-0 for Romania, after Ana Bogdan beat Panna Udvardy 6-0, 6-2.
The doubles match, pitting Jaqueline Cristian and Monica Niculescu from Romania
against Hungary's Reka Jani and Panna Udvardy, ended with a 5-7, 6-4, 10-4
victory for Romania.
The 2 teams, Romania and
Hungary, had previously played against each other 9 times in the Fed Cup. Romania
boasts 8 wins, with Hungary's only victory coming in 1993 in a match in England.
The winner of this year's
Billie Jean King Cup is Switzerland, which defeated Australia in the final 2-0.
In the 2023 Billie
Jean King Cup qualifiers, Romania will take on Slovenia, away from home,
according to this Sunday's draw. Slovenia defeated China 3-1 and is scheduled to
play against Romania on April 14 and 15 next year. Romania and Slovenia only
played against each other in the Fed Cup in Murcia, Spain in 2000, when
Slovenia won 3-0. (AMP)