Davis Cup - Furious LTA demand review of GB loss

Eurosport - Mon, 08 Mar 13:29:00 2010

The LTA have ordered an internal review after Britain's embarrassing Davis Cup defeat to Lithuania at the weekend.

Britain's captain John Lloyd reacts during the Davis Cup match with Lithuania in Vilnius - 0

The association's chief executive Roger Draper called the 3-2 defeat to the Eastern European minnows "unacceptable," and captain John Lloyd's (pictured) position now looks to be under serious threat.

"I share the deep disappointment and frustration at this result. Five defeats in a row is unacceptable," Draper said in a statement.

"So I have asked the LTA Player Director, Steven Martens, to review last week's performance and result, and report back to me and the LTA main board as soon as possible.

"That review needs to be swift and decisive as it is clear some real improvements need to be made."

After last weekend's defeat, Great Britain will now face Turkey in the summer to avoid relegation to Europe/Africa Zone group III - the lowest tier of the competition - while Lithuania have earned a tie with Ireland.


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