KUWAIT: Kuwait’s National Tennis team returned victorious from Tehran after defeating Iran 3-1 in a Davis Cup tie. The first singles match was won by Kuwait’s Mohammad Al-Ghareeb against Iran’s Hussaini with the score of 3-1. The second singles match was won by Iran’s Shaheen against Kuwait’s Abdallah Maqdas 3-1. In the doubles Mohammad Al-Ghareeb and Abdallah Maqdas defeated Iran’s Shaheen and Shagholeeh 3-1. Meanwhile, the third singles match Abdallah Maqdas redeemed himself by defeating Shagholeeh in a marathon match with the score of 3-1.
The fifth match was not played, as Kuwait succeeded in maintaining its presence in the second group of Asia and Oceania. Kuwait Tennis Association President Sheikh Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Abdallah Al-Sabah congratulated the players on their achievement and thanked them for their efforts under very difficult circumstances. He said this team must be cared for as KTA is having great hopes in the future. Sheikh Ahmad thanked the Public Authority for Youth and Sports for its full support of all KTA domestic and foreign activities, as well as Kuwait Olympic Committee.
By Abdellatif Shara