Bangkok: India was relegated to the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group II after losing to top seed Australia 3-0 in the third and final Group I match here on Friday.

After successive defeats to Indonesia and New Zealand, India once again missed Sania Mirza.

In the other group matches Taiwan defeated Thailand 3-0, New Zealand blanked Indonesia 3-0 and Uzbekistan thrashed Hong Kong 2-1.

The results:

Group I: Taiwan bt Thailand 3-0 (Hsieh Su-wei bt Nudnida Luangnam 6-4, 2-6, 6-2; Chan Yung-jan bt Tamarine Tanasugarn 6-4, 2-6, 6-1; Chan Yung-jan & Chuang Chia-jung bt Napaporn Tongsalee & Suchanun Viratprasert 6-3, 6-0).

Australia 3 India 0 (Jessica Moore bt Isha Lakhani 3-6, 6-4, 6-1; Casey Dellacqua bt Sunitha Rao 6-3, 7-5; Dellacqua & Rennae Stubbs bt Sunitha Rao & Shikha Uberoi 7-6(2), 6-0).

New Zealand bt Indonesia 3-0 (Sacha Jones bt Ayu Fani Damayanti 6-4, 7-5; Marina Erakovic bt Sandy Gumulya 6-3, 6-1; Marina Erakovic & Leanne Baker bt Lavinia Tananta & Vivien Silfany 6-2, 6-0).

Uzbekistan bt Hong Kong 2-1 (Albina Khabibulina bt Lam Po-kuen 6-0, 6-2; Vlada Ekshbarova lost to Zhang Ling 6-3, 6-4; Iroda Tulyaganova & Akgul Amanmuradova bt Yang Zi-jun & Zhang Ling 6-2, 6-0).

Group II: South Korea bt Philippines 2-1 (Lee Jin-A bt Czarina Mae Arevalo 6-3, 6-0; Lee Ye-Ra bt Denise Dy 6-3, 6-2; Kim So-Jung & Yu Min-Hwa lost to Denise Dy & Dianne Kenneth Matias 6-1, 6-3).

Kazakhstan bt Singapore 3-0 (Madina Rakhim bt Vanessa Boey 6-0, 6-1; Amina Rakhim bt Stefanie Tan 6-3, 6-2; Valentina Starkova & Tatyana Ignatchenko bt Wei Lim & Hui Lim 6-0, 6-2).

Turkmenistan bt Sri Lanka 2-1 (Ummarahmat Alisultanova lost to Jithmie Jayawickrema 6-0, 6-2; Anastasiya Prenko bt Amreetha Muttiah 6-0, 6-4; Anastasiya Prenko & Jenneta Halliyeva bt Jithmie Jayawickrema & Mahesha Seneviratne 6-2, 6-4). — Agencies

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