Jeremy Chardy beat Kyle Edmund 6-4, 6-4 in reverse singles to give France a comprehensive 4-1 win against Britain in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Sunday.
Both players had seven aces on indoor clay at the Kindarea in Rouen. Chardy dropped his serve once and broke Edmund three times.
Earlier, Dan Evans salvaged some pride by thrashing Julien Benneteau 6-1, 6-2 in the fourth rubber to make it 3-1.
With France safely through to the semifinals after winning Saturday's doubles for an unassailable 3-0 lead, France captain Yannick Noah rested 17th-ranked Lucas Pouille and replaced him with Benneteau.
Benneteau, who played in Saturday's doubles triumph, struggled...