Next tie 13-15 September 2013
Philippines will host New Zealand in the Asia/Oceania Zone Group II third round. The two nations have met five times previously, with Philippines winning three of the five meetings. However, it was New Zealand who emerged triumphant from their last meeting, winning 5-0 in 2011.
Last tie 5-7 April 2013
Philippines defeated Thailand 4-1 in their Asia/Oceania Zone Group II second round tie. Philippines gained an early advantage in the tie when Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul was forced to retire in the third set of his opening rubber against Ruben Gonzales. Danai Udomchoke levelled the tie at 1-1 after the first day. Francis Casey Alcantara and Treat Huey then won the doubles to put Philippines 2-1 up before Ruben Gonzales sealed victory.
Philippines was Eastern Zone champion in 1957, 1958, 1960 and 1964, but lost in the Inter Zonal semifinals on all four occasions. Philippines reached the World Group play-offs in 1991, although has never appeared in the competition's top tier.
Next Tie13 Sep 2013
Group II, Asia/Oceania - 3rd Round
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