Pakistan entered the second round of the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group II after defeating home side Hong Kong, China 3-1 in a tie that concluded on Sunday.
The win came with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi’s straight-set drubbing of Hiu-Tung Yu and gave Pakistan an unassailable lead in the rubber.
Qureshi beat Yu 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the reverse singles match on the last day of the tie
The second reverse singles match remained unfinished, according to the official Davis Cup results, and both countries fielded different players from the ones already named. Yasir Khan replaced brother Aqeel Khan while Hong Kong gave a chance to Siu-Fai Kelvin Lam in place of Cheuk Wai Hui as the result of the match was of academic value.
Pakistan will now play New Zealand in the second round of the Asia/Oceania Group II. The tie is scheduled for July 9-11 and while it was due to be a home tie for Pakistan, New Zealand have requested for it to be shifted out of the country.
The Kiwis beat Sri Lanka 3-2 in their tie in Colombo.
Pakistan 3-1 Hong Kong, China
Hiu-Tung Yu beat Aqeel Khan 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 3-6, 6-3
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi beat Cheuk Wai Hui 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.
Aqeel Khan/Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi beat Cheuk Wai Hui/Hiu- Tung Yu 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi beat Hiu-Tung Yu 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Siu-Fai Kelvin Lam vs. Yasir Khan (unfinished)