Fed Cup tennis competition

Oceania tennis lament relegation

The regional team failed to win a match in their first appearance in 18 years after being swept 3-0 by China, Indonesia and South Korea to finish bottom of Pool B, consigning them to automatic relegation back to Group Two in 2020.

Team Captain Gilles De Gouy said the players failed to take their chances against more experienced opposition.

Pacific Oceania advance to Fed Cup promotion match

The composite team swept Malaysia to finish with a perfect 9-0 record across their three pool matches.

Samoa's Steffi Carruthers edged two tiebreaks and came from a break down to beat Theiviya Selvarajoo 7-6 7-6 in the first singles rubber.

Abigail Tere-Apisah from Papua New Guinea eased past Suhana Sofia 6-2 6-0 in the second match before the pair combined to win the doubles 6-4 6-2.

As top qualifiers in Pool C, Pacific Oceania will take on Pool B winners Singapore in Saturday's semi finals, which double as a play-off for promotion to Group One.