16 year-old Christián Garín, 631 in the ATP Ranking, failed to win the fifth and decisive match, against the Ecuadorian Emilio Gómez (599), who took the win in 4 sets.
With the victory of Emilio Gómez, at Manta, valid for the American zone I of Davis Cup, Ecuador closed the victorious series, 3 games to 2.
After losing the first set 4-6, Garin increased his level and won the second by the same score. The Ecuadorian player won the third set 6-3 and was able to close the match in the fourth set, winning the tie break 7-1.
After the defeat before Ecuador, Chile will face in September the Dominican Republic to fight for its permanence in the American zone I.
With this success, Ecuador is ready to play next September the play-offs for the world group. The opponent of the Tricolor will come out of the draw between Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, Great Britain, Australia, Japan and Colombia.