Fil-Am Huey, partner win Citi Open doubles
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American tennis player Treat Huey and partner Dominic Inglot won their first doubles title on the ATP World Tour after emerging victorious in the Citi Open at the William HG FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park last weekend.
Huey and Inglot defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson and American Sam Querrey 7-6 (10-7), 6-7 (12-10), and 10-5.
"It's a great experience to come here and play the tournament. I grew up watching this as a little kid," said Huey in an interview with the official ATP website.
"Dom and I had fun week. It's always more fun when you win, so that definitely helps," he added.
Huey's parents are both Filipino but he was born in Washington and grew up in North Virginia. Inglot, who is from Great Britain, was Huey’s former partner at the University of Virginia.
"I feel really happy. We played a high level of tennis," said Inglot.
"They played a really good level as well. It’s good to know that we’re able to compete with these kinds of guys, and we kept on in the finals as well. I'm really happy we're able to win our first tournament in Washington," added Inglot.
It was also revenge of sorts for Huey and Inglot, having lost to Querrey in the finals of the Houston Open. At that time, Querrey was partnered with American James Blake.
"Dom and I were saying, yeah, we don’t want to lose to this guy in the finals again," Huey told the ATP website.
"It's good we got the win in the end and played real well at the big points in the end when we needed to. It's always something you'll look back on and enjoy," he added.
Huey is now ranked 36th in the ATP Doubles Ranking, climbing 11 spots. Inglot is ranked 52nd, climbing 25 spots.