Filipino Treat Huey and British Dominic Inglot bucked a second-set lapse to turn back Colombia’s Santiago Giraldo and Alejandro Gonzalez, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, in the opening round of the prestigious 2014 French Open doubles being held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.
The seventh-seeded Huey and Inglot needed one hour and 39 minutes to oust the unheralded Colombian pair and earn a spot in the second round of the Grand Slam event.
Huey and Inglot combined for 89 total points including seven aces and seven winners, and won three of five break-point opportunities. They committed seven double faults though.
The Filipino-British tandem will be facing Mate Pavic of Croatia and Andre Sa of Brazil in the second round scheduled on Friday. Pavic and Sa toppled Ken Skupski of Great Britain and Michael Venus of New Zealand in the first round, 6-2, 6-3.
For reaching the second round, Huey and Inglot are already assured of 17,000 Euros.
Huey, however, was not as fortunate in the mixed doubles as he and Russian partner Alla Kudryavtseva bowed to Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Robert Farah of Colombia in the first round, 4-6, 4-6.
They settled for 3,750 Euros consolation purse.