Israel is in Slovenia, where it will play on clay courts, starting Friday, in the Group 1 Europe/Africa Zone quarterfinals for the right to return to tennis's top flight. Israel is ranked 22 in the world while its hosts are ranked 29.
Dudi Sela, ranked 69 in the world will be joined in the singles by Amir Weintraub and by Yoni Erlich and Andy Ram in the doubles. Israel was bounced from the World Group in September by Belgium. Israel made it to the semifinals of the World Group before losing to Spain on clay in 2009.