Filipino netter Treat Huey’s bid to qualify for the Olympics doubles event slated this year in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil receives support from Philippine tennis patron Jean Henri Lhuillier.
Lhuillier has been supporting the international campaign of Huey for several years and is very excited for the possibility of Huey making it to Rio with another Filipino partner, either Ruben Gonzales or Francis Casey Alcantara.
“This is a once in a lifetime chance and I’m confident Treat will give it his best shot. It’s going to be difficult but I believe that he has what it takes to make it happen. He has been playing very well this year,” said Lhuillier, which is also the benefactor of the Cebuana Lhuillier – Philippine Davis Cup Team.
Huey made it to the semifinals of the 2016 Ausralian Open mixed doubles and quarterfinals of the men’s doubles. He also won the title in Acapulco and is currently number 30 in World doubles rankings.
Lhuillier, who is also President of the Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines is also eyeing an Olympics berth for the Philippine Blu Girls should softball be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.