Brett Baudinet, second from left, with members of the Pacific Oceania Davis Cup team with their gold medals. Photo: SUPPLIED/22081516
Cook Islands tennis representative Brett Baudinet’s Pacific Oceania Davis Cup team won the Asia/Oceania Group III Tie held in Tay Ninh City, Vietnam last week.
The regional team defeated Vietnam 2-1 in the final after the doubles in which Baudinet featured won the last of the three-match set.
In the pool play, Pacific Oceania defeated Saudi
Arabia, Iran and United Arab Emirates to move up to World Group II next year.
“We are all super proud of our achievement, winning
every single one of our matches against all three countries in our pool, and
not dropping a set in any of them. I believe this shows the level of our team
and we are all feeling great,” Baudinet told Cook Islands News.
“What a way to win to move
up to World Group II again next year. We truly feel this is where we belong now.
“I’m so proud of our boys, from the players to coach
and manager, everyone worked and synced well together and we have a strong team
united in representing our people.”
Baudinet was selected based on his performance at the
Pacific Mini Games in Northern Marianas in June this year.
Earlier this year he played in the Davis Cup World
Group II for the first time in over 10 years.
The Pacific Oceania team also include Colin Sinclair
(Northern Mariana Islands), Clement Mainguy (Vanuatu), Matthew Stubbings (Papua
New Guinea), Gillian Osmont (Tahiti), captain Aymeric Mara (Vanuatu) and
manager Cryrille Mainguy (Vanuatu).