Marco Osorio Earns Davis Cup Spot for Honduras
STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern's Men's Tennis sophomore Marco Osorio will represent Honduras in the group stage of the 2012 Davis Cup. The matches will be played on June 18-23 on the Island of Tobago in Trinidad & Tobago.
Osorio, a native of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, posted a 7-4 singles record this season including a 5-4 mark in SoCon Play. He enters his first Davis Cup on a five-match winning streak.
Group III of the Americas region consists of 10 teams separated into two pools of five teams. A round-robin phase will determine the final two teams that play for promotion into Americas Group II in the 2013 Davis Cup. Each tie (team match) of the group stage consists of two singles and one doubles rubbers (matches).
For results from the matches, visit the official Davis Cup website. http://www.daviscup.com/en/results/group-iii/americas/2012.aspx
The Davis Cup is the premiere international team event in men's tennis. The completion dates back to a 1900 challenge between United States and Great Britain, but has become one of the world's largest annual international competitions with 137 nations entering in 2007.
The list of tennis legends to have competed in Davis Cup over the years includes all of the game's most well-known names, with the competition providing a unique team environment in an otherwise individual sport.
Players such as Fred Perry, Don Budge, Roy Emerson, Rod Laver, Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Mats Wilander, Ivan Lendl, Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras all enjoyed successful Davis Cup careers.
- Category: Men's Tennis
- Published on Thursday, 14 June 2012 06:37