Filipino Treat Huey and Belarusian Max Mirnyi continued their impressive showing to reach the men’s doubles quarterfinals of the prestigious Wimbledon Championship being held at the All England Lawn Tennis Croquet Club in London.
The 12th-seeded Huey and Mirnyi bucked the late comeback of unheralded tandem of Oliver Marach of Austria and Fabrice Martin of France before scoring a 6-3, 6-2 7-6 (3) victory in the third of the Grand Slam event.
Huey and Mirnyi posted a total of 102 points in the one-hour, 52-minute game, way too much against Marach and Martin’s 71-point earned.
The Filipino-Belarusian pair also nailed a couple of aces and won four of 10 break point opportunities.
Huey and Mirnyi advanced to the quarterfinals against Jonathan Marray of Englad and Adil Shamasdin of Canada, who hurdled past No. 15 Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay and Marcel Granollers of Spain, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 14-12, in a four-hour marathon game.
Huey and Mirnyi defeated Spanish duo Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round, 6-3, 7-6 (5); and Brazilian Marcelo Demoliner and Pakistani Aisam Qureshi in the second round, 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-3.
It will be Huey and Mirnyi’s second quarterfinal appearance in a Grand Slam event this year after reaching the same stage in the Australian Open in January. They made it to the third round in the French Open in May.
In mixed doubles, Huey and Alicja Rosolska of Poland bowed out of contention after suffering a 3-6, 5-7 loss to No. 13 Rohan Bopanna of India and Anastasia Rodionova of Australia in the second round.
EMIL C. NOGUERA