July 7, 2016
WIMBLEDON, England – Two former Virginia men’s tennis players, Treat Huey ’08 and Dominic Inglot ’09, competed in the main draw of Gentlemen’s Doubles as well as in Mixed Doubles at The Championships at Wimbledon, being held June 27- July 10, 2016 at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.
Huey and Max Miryni, the No. 12 seed, advanced to the semifinals of the Gentlemen’s Doubles draw, coming just shy of making it to the finals after falling in an epic three-hour, five-set match against top-seeded Pierre-Hughes Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, 6-4, 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4, on Centre Court.
Huey, ranked No. 24 in the world in doubles, and Miryni, ranked No. 25, came into the tournament with a 24-15 record this season as a doubles team, including winning the title at the Acapulco Open in February. The tandem advanced to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open this year and the third round at Roland Garros in May. This matched Huey’s best-ever finish in a Grand Slam after advancing to the semifinals in mixed doubles at this year’s Australian Open when and partner Andreja Klepac. This is Huey’s first-ever trip to the semifinals in doubles at a Grand Slam and his best finish at Wimbledon.
Huey and Mirnyi defeated Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3, 7-6(5) in the first round, Marcel Demoliner and Aisam Qureshi 6-4, 6-7 (7), 6-3 in the second round and Oliver Marach and Fabrice Martin 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (3) in the third. They downed Jonathan Marray and Adil Shamasdin 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in Wednesday’s quarterfinal match.
Inglot, a native of England, and Daniel Nestor of Canada, were the No. 9 seed in the men’s doubles draw, making it to the second round. The duo downed ItalyÂ¹s Fabio Fognini and Andreas Seppi 6-2, 7-6 (2) in the opening round before falling to French duo Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-6, 6-4 in the second round.
In mixed doubles, Huey and partner Alicja Rosolska downed Marcel Demoliner and Nicole Melichar 6-0 7-6 (1) in the first round, but fell 6-3, 7-5 to 13-seed Rohan Bopanna and Anastasia Rodionova in the second. Inglot and fellow Brit Laura Robson won 6-4, 6-4 over Andrea Siljestrom and Yafan Wang in the first round, but fell 6-3, 7-6 (6) in the second to 10-seed Alexander Peya and Andreja Klepac.
This is the 29th-consecutive Grand Slam in which a Cavalier player has appeared.
This was the third tournament of the year in which Inglot and Nestor have played together. Inglot, currently ranked No. 29 in the world, and Nestor won the doubles crown last weekend at the Aegon Open Nottingham, the final tune-up for players heading into Wimbledon.
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