Davis Cup: India to play Korea in July

India will play Korea in the Asia-Oceania Davis Cup Group-1 second round match at home from July 15 to 17.

India trails Korea 6-4 in head-to-head.Yuki Bhambri & Co will look to better the record when they host the Koreans in July.

India will play South Korea in the Asia-Oceania Davis Cup Group-1 second round match at home from July 15 to 17. While India had a bye in the first round, Korea beat New Zealand 3-1 to move into the second and final round, with the winner making it to the World Group play-off.

The other match in the zone will be between China and Uzbekistan.

India had lost to the Czech Republic 1-3 in the World Group play-off last season, after having beaten New Zealand in the zone. Korea has a 6-4 win-loss record against India. Korea however lost their previous tie to India at home in 2014.

Teams for Junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup:

The top three players in the under-16 boys and girls sections, in the latest ranking list, were selected to represent the country in the Asia Oceania Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup tennis tournaments to be staged at the DLTA complex, in New Delhi in April.

Adil Kalyanpur and Sathwika Sama will spearhead the Indian challenge in the boys and girls sections respectively. The fourth and fifth players in the ranking list have been taken as the reserves in the boys and girls sections. The junior boys are scheduled to assemble for a training camp a week before the event which will begin on April 4. The girls event will be held the following week.

The teams for the Asia Oceania World Junior Tennis under-14 events to be held in Nonthaburi, Thailand, for a fortnight from April 18, will be announced later, based on the performance of the Indian players in the two tournaments scheduled to take place in Vietnam.

The teams:

Boys: Adil Kalyanpur, Siddhant Banthia, Megh Bhargav Patel.

Reserves: Suresh Dhakshineshwar, Abhimanyu Vannem Reddy. Captain: Vishaal Uppal.

Girls: Sathwika Sama, Mahak Jain, Shivani Ingle.

Reserves: Vaidehi Chaudhari, Sabhyata Nihalani. Captain: Ankita Bhambri.