WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick and James Blake will lead the United States next week when it faces Romania in their opening-round Davis Cup match in La Jolla, Calif.
Captain Patrick McEnroe decided to go with the world No. 3 Roddick and the 20th-ranked Blake, as well as the Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, who will play doubles.
The Bryans are fresh off their doubles title at the Australian Open and also captured the U.S. Open doubles crown in September.
The best-of-five meeting will be played on a hard court at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.
The 31-time champion U.S., which hasn't won the Cup since 1995, lost to eventual champion Croatia in a first-round tie last year.
The Americans are 5-0 all-time against the Romanians, with their last meeting coming in Bucharest in 1984.