MELBOURNE, April 9 (UPI) -- With the help of 35-year-old Wayne Arthurs, Australia Sunday completed a 5-0 sweep of Belarus in the Davis Cup quarterfinals at Melbourne.
Arthurs -- who is thinking of retiring later this year and was substituting for Australia's No. 1 player, Lleyton Hewitt -- beat Serguei Tarasevitch, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2, in Sunday's first match. Chris Guccione was an easy 6-1, 6-3, victor against Alexandr Zotov, who was making his Davis Cup debut.
"That was a very good performance," said Australia captain John Fitzgerald.
Australia, which has 28 Davis Cup titles, already had clinched the battle on Saturday when the doubles team of Arthurs and Paul Hanley beat Max Mirnyi and Vladimir Voltchkov, 3-6, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 7-5.
In the semifinals, scheduled to be played from Sept. 22-24, Australia will face either Argentina or defending champion Croatia.