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Treat Huey, Ruben Gonzales, Nino Alcantara advance to QF in respective pro tourneys


Philippine national tennis team stars Treat Huey, Ruben Gonzales, and Francis Casey Alcantara sustain their peak form as the three barged into the quarterfinals on Wednesday of their respective international pro-circuit events in different parts of the world.

Huey, who along with Gonzales clinched the Vietnam Southeast Asian Games men’s doubles gold medal, this time partnered with William Blumberg of the United States as the two earned a trip to the final eight of the Rothesay Open in Nottingham, Great Britain.

Seeded fourth in the ATP Challenger 125 tournament, Huey and Blumberg encountered some shaky moments in the second set before prevailing over local bets Liam Broady and Jay Clarke in the third set super tiebreak, 6-4, 3-6, 10-2.

In Florida, Gonzales teamed up with American Reese Stalder in the ATP Challenger 100 Orlando Open.

The duo, the third seeds in the competition, easily prevailed in their opening round match over Jack Vance and Tennyson Whiting of the United States, 6-2, 6-1.

Meanwhile, SEA Games men’s doubles silver medalist Alcantara paired up with Vietnam’s top player Ly Hoang Nam in the ITF Hai Dang Tennis Cup in Tay Ninh City, Vietnam.

The two defeated Nam’s compatriots, SEA Games doubles bronze medalists Le Quoc Khanh and Nguyen Van Phuong, 6-3, 6-3.

Prior to the Vietnam SEA Games, Huey and Gonzales won their first pro title together as a tandem in the ATP Savannah Challenger in the US in early May. Alcantara also emerged doubles champion of the ITF M25 tournament in Egypt that same week.

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