SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Julia Salnikova won her singles match and then teamed with Ludmila Makarova to lift the sixth-seeded Soviet Union to a 2-1 victory over Peru Wednesday night at the 20th Federation Cup tennis tournament.
In the deciding doubles match, Peru jumped to a 6-2 first set victory as the Soviet women failed to communicate and it proved costly. In the deciding game, Salnikova called off her teammate twice as two Peruvian lobs fell in for winners.
Salnikova took over from there and weaved a series of acrobatic net shots into the 6-4, 6-3 victory.
Salnikova used her driving forehand to drill the sidelines and defeat Peru's Pilar Vasquez 7-5, 6-3.
But Peru evened the match as Laura Arraya skillfully mixed baseline forehands and lobs to top Elena Eliseenko, 6-3, 6-4, to force the deciding doubles match.
In other action, the teenage dynamic duo of Bettina Bunge and Claudia Cohde swept their singles matches to lead West Germany past The Peoples Republic of China.
Bunge dominated China's Wang Ping to take a 6-1, 6-2 decision. But that wasn't the case for Cohde, who was extended to three sets by Yu Li Qiao before defeating the Chinese woman 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
In the opening set, Cohde was lulled into playing Yu's soft chipping game.
The West German became frustrated in the match, but prevailed. Cohde's frustration with Yu's clay game welled into a second-set collapse after the West German had rushed to a 3-0 lead.
Yu, using a soft serve and chip shots, ran off five straight sets to lead 5-3 and then rolled to a 6-4 victory.
In the deciding match, Cohde's overpowering game forged a 4-0 early lead, which withstood a slight falter before attaining the 6-3 final margin.
Earlier in the day, Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Dianne Fromholtz struggled to singles victories in leading second-seeded Australia to a second-round victory over The Netherlands.
Switzerland swept both singles matches to advance past Sweden into the quarterfinals.