Top-seeded Philippines dismantled Singapore, 3-0, to win Group A and move on to the promotional playoff of the 2015 FedCup Group II Asia/Oceania, Wednesday, April 15, at the SAAP Tennis Complex, in Hyderabad, India
Reigning UAAP Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player Anna Clarice Patrimonio pulled through the challenge of Angeli Devi Devathiran to take the first singles match and the lead, 7-6(5) 7-5.
Katharina Lehnert clinched the tie win for the Filipinas with an impressive 6-1 6-0 victory in the second singles against Khee Yen Wee.
The tandem of Patrimonio and Lehnert made it a sweep for the Philippines as they toppled the Singaporean duo of Devanthiran and Sarah Pang in straight sets, 6-1 6-2.
The Nationals will take on Indonesia for a place in Group I next year on Friday, April 17, at the same venue. The Indonesians hold a commanding 4-0 head-to-head edge against the Philippines with the latest match in 2013 being a sweep. The Philippines is looking to end this streak and regain their place in Group I after 9 years.
*File Photo of Clarice Patrimonio