Fil-Am Treat Huey, partner fall in US Open quarterfinal

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Filipino-American Treat Conrad Huey and British partner Dominic Inglot reached the quarterfinals of the US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, before losing to a Brazilian pair on Wednesday.

Huey and Inglot lost to the No. 10 seed Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo, 7-5, 6-3.

Huey and Inglot, seeded 15th, pocketed $58,000 for reaching the quarterfinals.

The two advanced to the quarterfinals by stunning the third-seeded Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez of Spain in the third round, 7-6 (2), 6-0. They also beat Daniele Bracciali of Italy and Lukas Diouhy of the Czech Republic in the second round, 6-3, 6-3, and Austrians Julian Knowle and Jurgen Melzer in the first, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5).


In mixed doubles, Huey and American Raquel Kops-Jones ousted Americans Donald Young and Victoris Duval in the opening round, 2-6, 6-4, 10-6, but fell short against American Liezel Huber and Brazilian Marcelo Melo in the next round, 6-4, 7-6 (4) 5-10.

Huey is expected next week in Manila to spearhead the Philippine team in the Asia-Oceania Davis Cup Group II finals against New Zealand scheduled September 13 to 15 in Lapu-Lapu City.

EMIL C. NOGUERA

 

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