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Uganda declines in world tennis rankings

By Vision Reporter

Added 27th July 2006 03:00 AM


UGANDA has dropped by one position in the Davis Cup rankings after losing all four games in the Euro/Africa Group Four contest last week.


UGANDA has dropped by one position in the Davis Cup rankings after losing all four games in the Euro/Africa Group Four contest last week.

By William Muwonge
UGANDA has dropped by one position in the Davis Cup rankings after losing all four games in the Euro/Africa Group Four contest last week.
The latest International Tennis Federation (ITF) rankings put Uganda at 128th position from 127th after the action in Malta.
The team of Godfrey Uzunga, Patrick Ochan, Daniel Ruyange, Patrick Olobo and non-playing captain Cedric Babu went down to Malta, San Marino, Azerbaijan and Iceland.
Uganda has never moved from Group Four since making its debut in the competition in 1997.
A winning performance would have pushed Uganda to group three for the 2007 event.
Seven teams, split into two pools, competed in the group. The top four teams — Mauritius, Madagascar, Iceland and San Marino were promoted to Group Three.
Tennis playing nations around the world are drawn in various categories starting with Group Four, the lowest in the event.
The top teams in each group move up the ladder to Group 3, 2, 1, then the world group play-off and ultimately the world group. The world group has 16 elite nations including the United States, Germany, France, Russia and the 2005 champions Croatia.
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Uganda declines in world tennis rankings

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