Israel close in on Davis Cup World Group return

By Danny Caro, March 7, 2011

Israel booked their place in the the Davis Cup World Group Playoffs after clinching an unassailable 3-0 lead over Poland at Ramat Hasharon.

The hosts got off to a flying start when Dudi Sela eased past Marcin Gawron in straight sets - 6-1, 6-3, 6-4.

There was pressure on the shoulders of debutant Amir Weintraub, but the , 24-year-old did not disappoint. He held his nerve to beat Jerzy Janowicz in five sets - 4-6, 6-2, 6-2, 6-7 (4-7 ), 6-3.

Victory was confirmed when Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich paired up to overcome Marcin Matkowski and Mariusz Fyrstenberg 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.

Last updated: 10:01am, March 7 2011