Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski fell to Switzerland’s Jil Teichman 6-3, 6-4 in the fourth rubber of a qualifying tie for the Fed Cup Finals on Saturday afternoon.
The Swiss advanced to the next round of the international women’s tennis tournament 3-1.
Leylah Annie Fernandez of Laval, Que., had given Canada a glimmer of hope earlier in the day when she stunned Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic 6-2, 7-6 (3).
Fernandez went into the match ranked 185th in the world, well back of world No. 5 Bencic.
The upset by the 17-year-old Fernandez cut into Switzerland’s commanding 2-0 lead in the indoor and hard surface event.
Teichmann opened the with a 7-6 (4), 6-4 win over Fernandez on Friday, and Bencic followed with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Dabrowski.