Once again, Omar Bahroozian - the mainstay of the UAE Davis Cup squad for more than two decades now - brought them back on level terms when he won 6-4, 6-3 in an hour and 16 minutes against Georgiy Pochay
(76-77) The town, of course, does not recognize the fat man in the nondescript pochay
as Jorrocks--nor, I venture, do most readers--until the figure loudly proclaims himself.
Boys doubles quarterfinals: Peter Bothwell/Tallon Griekspoor (IRL/NED) bt Mert Adanli/Ata Hergunvarim (TUR x2) 5-7, 6-4, 12-10; Arturs Lazdins/Justin Roberts (LAT/BAH) bt Altug Celikbilek/Cem Hizlialp (TUR x1) 4-6, 6-3, 10-2; Denis Borisov/Stefan Frljanic (RUS/CAN) bt Vorachon Rakpuangchon/Armado C Soemarno (THA/INA) 6-1, 6-2; Aleksandr Ernepesov/Georgiy Pochay
(TKM x3) bt Seif Adas/Sharmal Dissanayake (JOR/SRI) 6-2, 6-1.
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Hamad Abbas Al Janahi gave the UAE a perfect start with a hard-fought 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 win over Georgiy Pochay
, but the UAE's top player Omar Bahroozian went down 6-1, 1-6, 0-6 against Aleksandr Ernepesov to be tied 1-1 and send the tie into the deciding doubles.
Results Boys singles (2nd round): Mert Adanali (TUR x1) bt Vorachon Rakpuangchon (THA) 6-1, 6-4; Cem Hizlialp (TUR x2) bt Seif Adas (JOR) 6-1, 6-2; Ata Hergunvarim (TUR) bt Arturs Lazdins (LAT x3) 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-3; Tallon Griekspoor (NED) bt Efekan Bulbul (TUR) 6-4, 6-1; Isa Mammetgulyyev (TKM) bt Alexandros Georgios Vakouftsis (GRE x) 7-6 (7), 6-2, 6-1; Oleg Koval (UKR) bt Armando C Soemarno (INA x6) 6-7 (7), 6-3, 7-6 (10); Josef Dodridge (GBR) bt Georgily Pochay
(TKM) 6-2, 6-2; Aleksandr Ernepsov (TKM x4) bt Altug Celikbilek (TUR) 7-5, 6-1.
and Aleksandr Ernepesov won their singles to give Turkmenistan a 2-0 lead and then Eziz Dovletov teamed up with Pochay
to win the doubles and seal a fine 3-0 result.
In the other first round matches, Oleg Koval of Ukraine prevailed over Georgiy Pochay
of Turkmenistan 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3 and Josef Dodridge of Great Britain defeated Vasiliy Kraynikovsky of Russia 6-0, 6-1.
With the doubles match rendered inconsequential, coach Martin Munoz gave his young pairing of Saud Al Ali and Abdul Rahman Al Janahi an outing and they did well before going down in straight sets 3-6, 1-6 against Georgiy Pochay
and Jamshid Ilmuradov.