Qatar handed a 3-0 defeat to Syria in the opening match of the 2018 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group III in Hanoi, Vietnam on Monday.  Jabor al-Mutawa clinched the opening rubber, crushing Rabee Sleem 6-1, 6-2. 
Mubarak Shannan Zayid made it 2-0 as he overpowered Yacoub Makzoume in three sets. In the decider, Zayed was dominant and easily completed a 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 victory.  
The doubles match was a bit tough but the Qatari pair of Essa Shannan al-Harrasi and Mousa Shanan Zayed came through, beating Makzoume and Sleem 6-4 7-6 (3). Qatar next play Jordan. Nine countries are competing in two groups. Cambodia, Pacific Oceania, Malaysia and Vietnam are in Pool A. Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Jordan form Group B. 
The Qatar is represented by; Mousa Shanan, Mubarak Shanan, Essa Shanan, Jabor al-Mutawa and the team Captain Mohammad Khenji. Qatar’s Coach Younes al-Aynoui was delighted by the level of our national team in their match against Syria. 
Qatar shooters to take part in Arab Championship in Morocco
Qatar spearheaded by Nasser bin Saleh al Attiyah-led left for the Arab Shotgun Championship, which is scheduled to start in Rabat today. 
Attiyah, a former Olympic Games skeet bronze medallist and triple Asia champion, is one of the 14 members representing Qatar.
Qatar Shooting and Archery Association Secretary-General Majid al-Naimi is the head of the squad and Al Anoud al-Naimi is the administration manager.

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