Qatar defeat Syria in Davis Cup

Qatar handed a 3-0 defeat to Syria in the opening match of the 2018 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group III in Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday.

Jabor al Mutawa clinched the opening rubber, crushing Rabee Sleem 6-1, 6-2.

Mubarak Shannan Zayid made it 2-0 as he overpowered Yacoub Makzoume in three sets. In the decider, Zayed was dominant and easily completed a 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 victory.

The doubles match was a bit tough but the Qatari pair of Issa Shannan al Harrasi and Mousa Shanan Zayed came through, beating Makzoume and Sleem 6-4 7-6 (3).

Qatar next play Jordan on Tuesday.

Nine countries are competing in two groups. Cambodia, Pacific Oceania, Malaysia and Vietnam are in Pool A. Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Jordan form Group B.

The state of Qatar is represented by; Mousa Shanan, Mubarak Shanan, Essa Shanan, Jabor Al Mutawa and the team Captain Mohammad Khenji.