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Bermuda fail to win in Costa Rica

Plus point: Trey Mallory won Bermuda's only game at the Davis Cup

Bermuda failed to win a match in the Davis Cup in Costa Rica, finishing bottom of pool B in the Americas Zone Group III at the weekend.

Bermuda finished bottom of the group after defats to Antigua 2-1, Jamaica 3-0, Honduras 3-0 and Bahamas 3-0, with debutant Tre Mallory earning the island’s only victory.

Mallory won his first singles match in the tournament, beating Kevin Gardener, the Antigua and Barbuda No 2 player, 7-6, 6-2.

there were no other victories for Bermuda’S team of Gavin Manders, Jenson Bascome, David Thomas and Mallory.

Bahamas and Honduras finished first and second in pool B and were promoted to Group II after winning their play-off matches against Paraguay and Costa Rica, the top two teams from pool A.

Bahamas, with a perfect record in group play, beat host nation Costa Rica 2-1, while Honduras won 2-0 over Paraguay, who were hoping for an immediate return to Group II.

Bermuda made their Davis Cup debut in 1997 but have never played higher than Group III.