Malta lose to Macedonia in Fed Cup play-off
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Malta lose to Macedonia in Fed Cup play-off

The Maltese finished in sixth place

Team Malta at the Fed Cup, in Finland.

Team Malta at the Fed Cup, in Finland.

Team Malta finished sixth in the Fed Cup Group 3 (Europe/Africa, Zone A) after losing 2-0 to North Macedonia in the play-off for fifth/sixth place, in Helsinki, Finland 

The Maltese were no match to the Macedonian in both the first and second rubber. Aleksandra Simeva defeated Krysta Dimech 6-0 6-0 while Ana Ristevska overcame Maja Glumac 6-1 6-0. The doubles match in Rubber three was not held.

Malta had moved into the play-off after finishing third in Pool A. Drawn with Finland, Lithuania and Iceland, the Maltese lost 3-0 to both Lithuania and Finland before wrapping up its commitments with a 2-1 win against Iceland.

Against the Nordic side, Maria Giorgia Farrugia Sacco lost the first rubber against Anna Soffia Gronholm 6-3 6-0.

Nonetheless, the Maltese turned the score to their favour as Elaine Genovese won 6-2 6-0 agaisnt Iris Staub and Genovese together with Farrugia Saaco overcame Gronholm and Staub in the doubles 6-3 4-6 7-6. 

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