Fil-Am Treat Huey, Belarus' Max Mirnyi march on to Australian Open men's doubles second round
Treat Huey and partner Max Mirnyi survive a tough three-setter in their opener. Jerome Ascano 

TREAT Huey of the Philippines and Max Mirnyi of Belarus hurdled the first round of the Australian Open men’s doubles with a 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 win over Aliaksandr Bury of Belarus and Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan on Tuesday in Melbourne.

Huey and Mirnyi, seeded No. 14 in the tournament, had a 12-10 tiebreak in the third set of the match that lasted one hour and 51 minutes.

Huey and Mirnyi will take on the Brazilian pair of Thomaz Bellucci and Marcelo Demoliner, who beat Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Julian Knowle of Austria, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.


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