South Korea’s men’s tennis team suffered a 0-3 loss to the Czech Republic in the second round of the Davis Cup.
The South Korean men’s national tennis team suffered its second straight loss in the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals.
South Korea lost 0-3 to the Czech Republic in the second match of Group C of the 2023 Davis Cup Finals in Valencia, Spain, on Thursday (Nov. 14).
A 0-3 loss to Serbia two days earlier dropped South Korea (2 losses) to the bottom of the group.
If Serbia wins the match between Serbia (1W) and Spain (1L) on Friday, South Korea will finish second in the group and miss the quarterfinals.
If Spain defeats Serbia, South Korea has a glimmer of hope.
If Korea defeats Spain in the third match and the Czech Republic (2 wins) holds off Serbia, Korea, Spain, and Serbia will be tied at 1-2.
For Korea, Hong Seong-chan (194th-ranked Sejong City Hall) fell 1-2 (6-7<8-10>, 6-4, 2-6) to Tomasi Mahachi (119th) at No. 1 singles.
At No. 2 singles, Kwon Sun-woo (112th-Dangjin City Hall) fell 0-2 (1-6, 5-7) to Irzi Rejecka (30th) to seal the loss for Korea.
In the final doubles match, Nam Ji-sung (126th-ranked Sejong City Hall) and Song Min-gyu (185th-ranked KDB) fell 1-2 (6-3, 6-7<5-7>, 4-6) to Adam Pavlasek (57th-ranked doubles) and Jakub Mensik (151st-ranked singles).
The Davis Cup Finals brings together the world’s top 16 teams and divides them into four groups, and this is the second year in a row that South Korea has advanced to the round of 16 for the first time.
Last year, the team lost three matches in the group stage and failed to advance to the quarterfinals, 먹튀검증토토사이트 and this year, they rallied from a 0-2 deficit to win 3-2 against Belgium in February to return to the round of 16.