New Zealand sweep Davis Cup tie with Malaysia

AUCKLAND: New Zealand completed a clean sweep of their first round Asia-Oceania Group II Davis Cup tennis tie against Malaysia here Sunday without dropping a set.

They wrapped up the reverse singles in quick time with GD Jones taking just 64 minutes to beat Adam Jaya 6-3, 6-3 and Adam Thompson beat Abd-Hazli Bin 6-0, 6-2 in similar time.

New Zealand had taken an unbeatable lead in the tie on Saturday when Jones and Dan King-Turner took the doubles from Yew Ming Si and Jaya, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. King-Turner and Rubin Statham won the opening day singles with ease. "We''re pleased to have won, especially not having dropped a set," said New Zealand''s non-playing captain James Greenhalgh.

New Zealand will play either Indonesia or Kuwait in the next round to be held indoors in New Plymouth on July 10-12.