Three Tigers to Compete in Davis Cup

by Brandon Berrio
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Three Tigers to Compete in Davis Cup

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – Incoming freshman Julian Saborio along with with former Tigers Michael Venus and James Cluskey are set to represent their respective countries in the Davis Cup July 17-19 around the world.

Venus will represent New Zealand against Yuki Bhambri of India in the second round of the Davis Cup at the Wilding Park Tennis Centre. Venus, ranked 548th in singles and 44th in doubles, is coming off a strong showing at Wimbledon. The former All-American and SEC Player of the Year, reached the round of 16 for the fifth time at a grand slam.

Venus now turns his attention to Bhambri and the Davis Cup. The 22-year old is ranked 151st in singles and 254th in doubles.

Saborio is once again representing Costa Rica in an international event. Saborio reached the second round of the Pan America Games in Toronto, Canada earlier this month. The incoming freshman will take on Puerto Rico’s Alex Llompart in Group II Americas Relegation Playoff in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.

Cluskey will represent Ireland in Group II Europe and Africa Relegation Playoff. The Dublin native fill partner with David O’Hare in doubles play against Dean O’Brien and Ruan Roelofse of South Africa.

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