KITA-KYUSHU, Japan - Georgina Garcia Perez and María José Martínez Sánchez edged Spain to a 3-2 win over Japan in their Fed Cup World Group II tie.
The pair beat Miyu Kato and Makoto Ninomiya, 6-1, 6-3 in their deciding doubles rubber to nab themselves a place in April's World Group playoffs.
Garcia-Perez had earlier defeated Nao Hibino 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 in the singles after Kurumi Nara had put Japan ahead after a level opening day with a 7-6(3), 6-4 win over Silvia Soler-Espinosa.
"This weekend was perfect for me," Garcia Perez told fedcup.com after her heroic weekend.
"I thought yesterday it was very important that I won my first match. I wasn’t surprised to play the doubles because I played really good this weekend and the surface suits me very well. I was very positive and really wanted to win this tie for my country.
"I’m not tired, I’m so happy — my adrenaline is very high!"
Swiss bliss! 🇨🇭 👌
Switzerland clear the first hurdle in their bid to re-enter the #FedCup World Group by beating Italy 3-0 - @BelindaBencic supplying her second point of the weekend pic.twitter.com/HAfR6Udvpl
— Fed Cup (@FedCup) February 10, 2019
The other ties in World Group II were much more decisive - and all had one player winning two points for her country in straight-sets singles wins.
Canada's Bianca Andreescu ended the weekend as she began it - with a comfortable straight-sets win in a singles rubber against the Netherlands.
The 18-year-old defeated Arantxa Rus 6-4, 6-2 to complete a 3-0 whitewash for her country.
Belinda Bencic did the same for Switzerland, following her 6-2, 7-5 win over Italy's Sara Errani with a 6-2, 6-4 defeat of 2018 Wimbledon quarterfinalist Camila Giorgi.
And Anastasija Sevastova finished a historic victory for Latvia when she beat Rebecca Sramkova of Slovakia 6-3, 6-2.