Sugita named in Davis Cup team

Kyodo News

Yuichi Sugita, the youngest Japanese player to win a Davis Cup singles match, has been named to the Japan team for next month’s Asia/Oceania Zone meeting with Thailand, the Japan Tennis Association said Tuesday.

Go Soeda, Satoshi Iwabuchi and Takao Suzuki will join Sugita in Japan’s Davis Cup squad for the second-round matchup at Namihaya Dome in Osaka Prefecture on April 6-8, with the winner advancing to a playoff for a place in the World Group. The 18-year-old Sugita beat Yu Xinyuan in Beijing in February in Japan’s first-round victory over China.