Next tie 24-26 October 2014
New Zealand will be desperate to avoid an immediate return to Group II, and face a relegation battle against either Chinese Taipei or Korea, Republic in October.
Last tie 27-29 January- 2014
New Zealand pushed China P.R. all the way despite a 3-1 loss as they forced two of the four rubbers to five sets. Michael Venus lost the opening rubber 36 76(4) 62 16 63 and Jose Statham let a set lead slip away when losing the second. Venus then paired with Marcus Daniell to claw a point back in the doubles but Statham was unable to maintain the momentum in the first reverse singles losing after winning the first two sets.
New Zealand reached the World Group semifinals in 1982, its best Davis Cup performance. Between 1905 and 1922, players from New Zealand and Australia joined forces to compete for Australasia.
Next Tie24 Oct 2014
[Group I, Asia/Oceania, Relegation Play-off] - 2nd Round Play-off
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