The Brazilian men’s and women’s teams won the BNP Paribas World Team Cup Americas Qualification in Quito, Ecuador, and qualified for the 2017 World Group in Sardinia, Italy, from 1-7 May.
In the men’s event, Brazil’s Rafael Medeiros and Daniel Rodriguez completed a 2-0 victory over USA’s Chris Herman and Casey Ratzlaff in the final.
Medeiros gave his country the best of starts by defeating Herman 6-0, 6-1, before Rodrigues sealed the victory following his 6-2, 6-2 win over Ratzlaff.
This will be the 22nd time the Brazil men’s team will play the World Group. Chile finished third after defeating Colombia 2-0, whilst Ecuador ended fifth after beating Cuba 2-0.
The Brazilian women’s team emerged victorious at the Americas Qualification for the second successive year after a 2-0 win over Argentina. Brazil’s Meirycoll Duval and Natalia Mayara defeated Florencia Moreno and Antonella Pralong in both singles to claim the win.
Duval first beat Moreno 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to give Brazil the lead. World No.21 and Parapan American champion Mayara later defeated Pralong 6-0, 6-2 to seal the victory over Argentina.
More information is available on the ITF’s website.