Two Trojans Compete in 2008 Davis Cup
Feb. 14, 2008
In Mishref, Kuwait, current Trojan Abdullah Magdas won his first singles match in three straight sets and a reverse singles match in two, as Kuwait defeated Pacific Oceania 4-1. To open his Davis Cup competition, Magdas topped Pacific Oceania's Michael Leong 6-1, 6-1, 6-4. His next opponent was Juan Langton, whom Magdas dispatched 7-6 (2), 6-4. Kuwait advances to the second round in April, where it will face New Zealand. The winner of this match and the winner of China-Indonesia advance to Group I in the 2009 Davis Cup.
In New Delhi, India, former Trojan Prakash Amritraj won his match in four sets, beating Farruhk Dustov 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to help India defeat Uzbekistan. India will next face Japan in the second round in April against Japan. The winner of that match and the winner of the Australia-Thailand match move onto the World Group Play-offs.
Magdas has since returned to rejoin his Trojan teammates at this week's ITA National Team Indoor Championships, held Feb. 14-17 in Seattle. He holds a 6-1 overall singles record so far in his first season of competition at USC.