• Huey, partner exit Aegon Open

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    Filipino Treat Conrad Huey and Belarusian Max Miryi got the boot in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Aegon Open Nottingham being held at the Nottingham Tennis Center in England.

    The third-ranked Huey and Mirnyi absorbed a 4-6, 7-5, 5-10 loss to Oliver Marach of Austria and Fabrice Martin of France to settle for 5,800 Euros consolation purse and 45 Association of Tennis Professionals ranking points.

    Huey and Mirnyo hope to bring the lessons they learned in the tournament when they compete in the prestigious Wimbledon Championship scheduled next week at the All England Lawn Tennis Croquet Club in London.

    Meanwhile, junior campaigners John Bryan Otico and Khim Iglupas marched into the quarterfinals of the 2016 International Tennis Federation LTAT Junior Grade 4 tournament at the National Tennis Development Center in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Otico earned an opening-round bye then ousted Pawin Jira­poomdaje of Thailand in the second round, 6-4, 6-1, and 10th seed Hikaru Shiraishi of Japan in the third round, 6-2, 6-1, while Iglupas, the tournament’s top seed, trounced Thai bets Jaipet Anontaweesil, 6-2 6-3, and Pat Vasuratna, 6-3, 6-2.

    In the quarterfinals, Otico will be facing second seed Vorachon Rakpuangchon of Thailand, a 6-3, 6-2 winner over 13th pick Parikshit Somani of India, while Iglupas battles Supapitch Kuearum of Thailand, who stunned ninth seed Risa Fukutoku of Japan, 6-1, 6-4.

    The other Philippine entries in the singles singles were Maia Bernadette Balce and Shaira Hope Rivera, who succumbed to Shiho Tsukuda of Japan, 0-6, 3-6, and Watsachol Sawasdee of Thailand, 3-6, 6-7 (4), respectively.

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