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2014 Davis Cup Group II Asia-Oceana

Huey Leads Philippines Over Sri Lanka in Davis Cup Win 3-1

World No.21 ATP doubles star clinches for the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Roland Kraut

February 2, 2014 ITS Staff Colombo, Sri Lanka - Treat Huey gave the Philippines a 3-1 victory over Sri Lanka after the World Ranked No.21 ATP doubles star defeated the hosts No.1 player Harshana Godamanna 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the first reverse singles rubber on Sunday.

 

Huey, who recently reached his second straight Grand Slam doubles quarter-finals at the Australian Open with British partner Dominic Inglot, was a last minute substitute nominated by team captain Roland Kraut after Filipino No.1 singles player Ruben Gonzales was injured during Saturday’s doubles match. 

Philippine No.1 Ruben Gonzales. Photo courtesy of Roland Kraut

Gonzales and Huey powered their way to a 6-1 6-0 6-1 rout of Godamanna and Rajeev Rajapakse to edge ahead 2-1 going in to Sunday’s rubbers.

 

On opening day Friday, Gonzales leveled the tie for the visitors when he demolished Dineshkanthan Thangarajah 6-3 6-3 6-0 after No.2 singles player Patrick Tierro was outlasted by Godamanna in a marathon five-set opening rubber 6-3 6-7(8) 4-6 6-2 6-3.

 

The Philippines improved to 8-0 against Sri Lanka. The Filipinos will now take on the winner between Pakistan and Vietnam in the second round in April.

L-R: Patrick Tierro, Ruben Gonzales, Johnny Arcilla, Treat Huey, & Captain Roland Kraut during opening ceremonies. Photo courtesy of Roland Kraut

Philippines failed to move up to Group 1 after they lost a play-off tie against New Zealand in 2013 rallying from 0-2 down to force a deciding fifth rubber.

 

Huey had lost in a heart-breaking deciding fifth set on the fifth rubber 5-7 4-6 6-3 6-1 6-3 to Michael Venus after Gonzales won the fourth rubber 7-6(2) 4-6 1-6 7-5 8-6 over Jose Statham. Both matches took 10 hours going as late as 3am Monday morning to complete.

 

In Colombo, the Philippine Davis Cup team was accompanied by PHILTA Vice-President Randy Villanueva; manager Jean Henri Lhuillier of sponsor Cebuana Lhuillier. Complete Tie Details > Asia-Oceana Group II Draw

Philippines 3, Sri Lanka 1

Patrick Tierro vs Harshana Godamanna 3-6 7-6(8) 6-4 2-6 3-6

Ruben Gonzales beat Dineshkanthan Thangarajah 6-3 6-3 6-0

Gonzales/Huey beat Godamanna/R.Rajapakse6-1 6-0 6-1  

Treat Huey beat Harshana Godamanna 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4

Patrick Tierro vs D.Thangarajah (abandoned)

Kuwait 3, Indonesia 2

M. Ghareeb vs D.Susanto 6-3 6-3 7-6(2)

A.Maqdes vs E.Sie 6-3 6-4 4-6 6-0

M. Ghareeb/A.Maqdes vs E.Sie/D.Susanto 6-7 1-6 2-6

A.Maqdes vs D.Susanto 6-4 6-4 6-1

A.Alshatti vs A.Sasongko 2-6 1-6 Tie Details

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