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King puts Barbados up 1-0

King puts Barbados up 1-0 Darian King gave Barbados a 1-0 lead. (Kenmore Bynoe)

Fri, April 04, 2014 - 12:48 PM

THE KING has taken court once more.

Barbados are up 1-0 in their pivotal Davis Cup Americas Group II tie against El Salvador following Darian King's latest straight-sets victory at the National Tennis Centre.

Playing in front a modest crowd in the opening singles match, the local No. 1 had yet another dominant performance of the ages, routing Rafael Arevalo 6-1, 6-3, 6-3.

It was a reverse of fortune for King, who lost the first singles encounter against the same opponent in last year's first round tie.

Bajan No. 2 Haydn Lewis is set to take on Arevalo's younger brother Marcelo in the day's other singles match. (JM)

 

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