Debutant Tara Moore named in GB squad for Fed Cup tie

Last Updated: 06/01/14 6:13pm

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Tara Moore: Will head to Budapest next month

Tara Moore: Will head to Budapest next month

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Debutant Tara Moore has been added to Great Britain's squad for next month's Fed Cup tie in Hungary.

British No 4 Moore, ranked 212 in the world, will link up with Laura Robson, Heather Watson and Johanna Konta for the Europe/Africa Zone Group I clash in Budapest, starting on February 4.

Captain Judy Murray turned to Moore after the retirements of Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong from tennis and her inclusion completes a youthful line-up.

Robson, Watson and Konta were part of the team that reached the World Group II play-offs last year - the stage they will progress to should they finish in the top two of their group - before being beaten by Argentina.

A wrist injury forced Robson to pull out of the Hobart International and Murray will be hoping she recovers in time for the trip to Hungary.

"I have named a very young and promising team. All are 21 or under and that bodes well for the future," said Murray.

"The Euro Africa Zone is notoriously tough to get out of but we have managed to reach the World Group II play-offs for the last two consecutive years.

"Our aim in 2014 is to win through to the World Group II which would give us a number of home and away ties and that would really help us to promote women's tennis through this fun team competition."

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