Vernon player propels Canada past Korea in Davis Cup tennis – Lake Country Calendar

Led by Vasek Pospisil of Vernon, the Canadian team presented by Sobeys showed their resilience on the first day of the group stage of the 2022 Davis Cup Finals.

Canada bounced back from multiple deficits throughout the day on Tuesday, September 13 to defeat Korea Republic 2-1 in a thrilling draw that ended after midnight in Valencia, Spain.

“Nothing like leaving everything there for your team and your country,” Pospisil said on his Facebook page. “The only thing better is getting a big W with it. What a battle last night. Let’s keep it up boys.

Pospisil hit the jackpot in both of his matches, rallying from a set down to win the opening singles match before teaming up with Montreal’s Félix Auger-Aliassime to tie the game in a crazy doubles match after that Auger-Aliassime was defeated in the second singles match.

Canada must finish in the top two of Group B to qualify for November’s knockout stage. They still have ties with Spain and Serbia. A win over either would put them in a strong position to move forward.

It all came down to Tuesday’s doubles match between Pospisil and Auger-Aliassime of Canada and Nam Jisung and Song Min-Kyu of South Korea.

After a pair of home and away sets, the Koreans looked like they were on their way to victory with a break early in the deciding game, but the Canadians dug deep and never stopped fighting, winning the last five games in a row. to seal the victory and earn the tie for Canada.

Earlier in the day, Pospisil’s years of Davis Cup experience had already paid off for Canada in the opener against Seong-Chan Hong, as he battled multiple deficits to win the tie. Canada’s singles opener against South Korea. .

Team Canada’s next game is Friday, September 26 against Spain.

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Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil won his singles and doubles matches to help Canada beat Korea Republic 2-1 in the Davis Cup Rakuten tennis final in Spain on Tuesday, September 13. (Facebook picture)

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