Filipino-American Treat Huey and British partner Dominic Inglot made it to the second round of the prestigious 2013 US Open men’s doubles being held in Flushing Meadows, New York.
The No. 16 tandem of Huey and Inglot needed an extra set to oust the Austrian pair of Julian Knowle and Jurgen Melzer, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), in the first round that lasted for two hours and 10 minutes.
Huey and Inglot combined for 106 total points including 12 aces. They won two of the nine break-point opportunities.
In the second round, Huey and Inglot will be meeting Daniele Bracciali of Italy and Lukas Diouhy of the Czech Republic, who defeated the Italians Paolo Lorenzi and Andreas Seppi, 7-5, 7-5.
For reaching the second round, Huey and Inglot are now assured of $12,500 cash prize.
Huey and Inglot, owner of two Association of Tennis Professionals World Tour runner-up trophies this year, have already matched their second-round finish in the 2012 edition with high hopes of surpassing their third-round exploits in 2011.
Huey is also scheduled to play in the mixed doubles with American partner Raquel Kops-Jones. They will tackle Americans Victoria Duval and Donald Young in the opening round.