The Belarusian national tennis team have ousted their opponents from Austria in the Davis Cup Europe/Africa zone Group I 2nd round.
Belarus' Egor Gerasimov won against Gerald Melzer 6:3, 6:3, 6:3 and on the same day Ilya Ivashka made it 2:0 after a hard win over Jurgen Melzer 7:6 (10:8), 6:3, 4:6, 7:6 (7:1).
Then Austrians pulled one back after Julian Knowle and Jurgen Melzer won against Max Mirnyi Yaraslav Shyla 4:6, 6:7 (6:8), 7:6 (7:3), 4:6.
It was all decided on Sunday, when Ilya Ivashka overpowered Gerald Melzer 7:6 (7:3), 3:6, 6:3, 6:1, to the roar of the home crowd at Minsk Olympic Reserve Center.
Thanks to this result, Belarus has entered the World Group playoff, which matches will take place in September 2017.