Oct. 5, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR – For the second-straight week, Virginia men’s tennis alum Treat Huey (’08) won the doubles championship at an ATP World Tour event, partnering with Henri Kontinen to win the Malaysia Open, Kuala Lumpur title on Sunday. Former Cavalier Dominic Inglot (’09) also had a solid weekend, advancing to the semifinals in doubles at an ATP World Tour tournament in China.
Huey and Kontinen defeated top seeds Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram 7-6(4), 6-2, the Filipino-Finnish partnership’s eighth consecutive win and second title in as many weeks (d. Knowle/Peya in St. Petersburg). The pair will take home 250 Emirates ATP Rankings points and $51,820, while their opponents will receive 150 points and $27,240.
“Despite the score, the match was very close,” noted Huey. “Henri hit an unbelievable return for us to come back in the first set. It came down to one or two points and we played well on points that mattered in the end.”
The match could have turned out differently had Huey/Kontinen not won a sudden-death point on the Klaasen/Ram serve at 4-5, 40/40. The top seeds had broken serve in the previous game, and was a shot away from claiming the first set. In the end, Huey/Kontinen broke back and took the opening set in the tie-break. They raced to a 5-2 lead in the second set and closed out the win on their first match point.
For Huey, it was a third title of season in four finals. In May, he won in Estoril, partnering Scott Lipsky.
“From here, we are going to Tokyo and we will play Tuesday or Wednesday,” added Huey. “At some point we will lose a match, but it’d be pretty cool to go undefeated forever.”
Inglot fell in the semifinals of doubles at the ATP World Tour Shenzhen Open. Inglot moved up two spots in this week’s ATP doubles rankings to No. 26. Inglot, a member of the British Davis Cup team, advanced to the semifinals in doubles of the U.S. Open last month.
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