In a thrilling series of matches at the Club Campestre de Merida, the Mexican tennis team achieved a resounding 3-1 victory over China in the Davis Cup, thus securing its permanence in World Group II.
This Sunday, Ernesto Escobedo became the hero of the day by completing a break point he had been dreaming of for a long time, achieving his first victory with the Mexican team. Despite facing a Chinese team with higher ranked players in the ATP, the tricolor team showed its strength and unity.
Escobedo’s match was unexpectedly delayed due to heavy rain that lasted four hours. However, despite the adversity, Escobedo managed to come from behind to win 7-6, 7-5. Earlier in the day, the pair formed by Santiago Gonzalez and Miguel Angel Reyes Varela achieved a victory in the doubles match, putting Mexico ahead with a score of 2-1.
On Saturday, Yucatecan tennis player Rodrigo Pacheco Méndez made his debut with the national jersey and won the first point for Mexico by defeating Fajing Sun from the People’s Republic of China. Despite losing the first set, Pacheco Mendez showed his determination by winning the second set in a thrilling tie-break. The third set saw Sun drop out due to injury, handing the victory to Mexico.
However, in the second match of the day, Ernesto Escobedo fell to Rigele Te in three sets, evening the series between the two countries.
With these results, and given the advantage obtained by Mexico, it was no longer necessary to play the fifth and final match, which would have pitted Rodrigo Pacheco against Rigele Te.