Fed Cup tennis: India get past New Zealand 2-1

Astana, Feb 6: Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare won the decisive doubles to give India a 2-1 win over New Zealand in the Asia/Oceania Group D here Thursday.

Thombare defeated Dianne Hollands 6-1, 6-4 in the first singles.

New Zealand levelled the tie when Marina Erakovic beat Ankita Raina 6-1, 6-2.

Thombare then teamed up with the experienced Sania to get past Erakovic and Abigail Guthrie 7-5, 6-1, giving India their third win a row.

India blanked Iran and Pakistan earlier in the competition.

They next play Group A winners Hong Kong.