Finally there was no feat or miracle and Peru his adventure in Romania culminated in defeat. Corresponding to Davis Cup World Group 1, the illusion of entering the Qualifiers next year seemed complicated after the first day of action and disappeared with the doubles.
At the BT Arena Multipurpose Hall in Cluj Napoca, Sergio Galdós and Arklon Huertas del Pino lost to the experienced Marius Copil and Horia Tecau 4-6, 6-3 and 6-2.
Even the fourth point between Marius Copil and Nicolás Álvarez was canceled by mutual agreement.
On the opening day of singles, Álvarez (392 °) lost to Nicolae Frunza (626 °) by 6-2 and 6-4 while Huertas del Pino (654 °) could not overcome Copil (274 °) who triumphed 7-5 and 6-2.
In March, the South Americans will play the play-offs for their permanence in World Group I.