Huey, partner win titles in Russia, Malaysia



Filipino Treat Conrad Huey and new partner Henri Kontinen of Finland won two consecutive doubles titles in Russia and Malaysia.

Huey and Kontinen outplayed Austrians Julian Knowle and Alexander Peya in the finals, 7-5, 6-3, to rule the St. Petersburg Tennis Championships in Russia.

The Filipino-Finn tandem reached the finals by ousting Frantisek Cermak of the Czech Republic and Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the first round, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2); Rameez Junaid of Australia and Nicholas Monroe of US in the quarterfinals, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 10-5; and Alexander Bury of Belarus and Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the semifinals, 6-3, 7-5.

Huey and Kontinen continued their impressive run as they dominated the 2015 Malaysia Open held at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.

The second-seeded Huey and Kontinen defeated the No. 1 pair of Raven Klaasen of South Africa and Rajeev Ram of US in the finals via a 7-6 (4), 6-2 decision.

Huey and Kontinen also ousted Marcus Daniell of New Zaland and Marcelo Demoliner of Brazil in the opening round, 4-6, 6-2, 10-6; Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Philipp Petzschner of Germany in the quarterfinals, 6-2, 4-6, 10-8; and fourth seeds Andre Begemann of Germany and Artem Sitak of New Zealand, 6-7 (2), 7-6 (2), 10-7.

Huey and Kontinen got $56,920 top purse for winning the St. Petersburg tournament and $51,820 for topping the Malaysia Open. They also earned 500 Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) points for topping those tournaments.


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