Eugenie Bouchard loses, Canada falls to Romania at Fed Cup
Canada relegated to World Group II division
EugenieBouchard lost in singles competition for the second time in as many days as Romania defeated Canada in a Fed Cup World Group playoff tie.
Andreea Mitu defeated Bouchard 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 on Sunday to give Romania the edge in the best-of-five series. Romania clinched the tie when Alexandra Dulgheru defeated Francoise Abanda 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Mitu, ranked 104th in the world, was a late replacement for 33rd-ranked Irina-Camelia Begu, who was injured in a loss to Abanda on Saturday.
Bouchard, ranked seventh in the world, struggled in both her singles matches in the tie, losing 6-4, 6-4 to Dulgheru Saturday after Abanda's win gave Canada a 1-0 edge.
In doubles, Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski and Sharon Fichman, defeated Andreea Mitu and Raluca Olaru, Romania, 6-1, 4-6, 10-5.
Romania will play in the elite eight-team Fed Cup World Group in 2016, while Canada is relegated to the World Group II division.