VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 2 (UPI) --
Spain kept its 2013 Davis Cup hopes alive Saturday when Marcel Granollers
and Marc Lopez
logged a first-round doubles win over their Canadian opponents.
Canada had put the short-handed Spaniards on the verge of elimination when Milos Raonic and Frank Dancevic picked up singles wins Friday in the best-of-five competition.
But Granollers and Lopez staved off elimination with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-2 victory over Canada's tandem of Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil.
Five-time champion Spain is playing without injured stars Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro.
Sunday's singles matches will pit Granollers against Raonic and Albert Ramos against Dancevic.
Related UPI Stories
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.