Filipino-American Treat Huey and Dominic Inglot of Great Britain face an Austrian pair in the first round of the US Open men’s doubles tournament in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Huey and Inglot, who are seeded 16th, will take on Julian Knowle and Jurgen Melzer.
Huey and Inglot are looking to surpass their third-round finish in the 2011 Open.
They are coming off a runner-up finish in the Winston-Salem Open – an Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour event – held in North Carolina.
Besides the men’s doubles, Huey will see action in the mixed doubles with American partner Raquel Kops-Jones. Huey and Kops-Jones face the American pair of Victoria Duval and Donald Young.
This year, Huey has three runner-up trophies in a World Tour event. He paired with Inglot in the Power Horse Cup in Dusseldorf, Germany and with Jerzy Janowicz of Poland in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells in US.
The 27-year-old Huey will be back in Manila in September to lead the national team in the Asia-Oceania Davis Cup Group II tie against New Zealand.
The tie is scheduled September 13 to 15 in Cebu City.
EMIL C. NOGUERA