Treat Huey, Max Mirnyi win Acapulco netfest for first title as doubles partners
Treat Huey overcomes sickness early in the tournament to finish on top. Jerome Ascano

TREAT Huey and Max Mirnyi clinched the men’s doubles title in the Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC in Acapulco, Mexico with a 7-6, 6-3, win over Philipp Petzschner of Germany and Alexander Peya of Austria.

The Filipino netter and his partner from Belarus bagged the top prize of $94,800 and 500 points in the rankings from the ATP World Tour 500 event.

Huey and Miryni, saved seven of eight break points in winning their first title together as doubles partners.

Huey said he battled sickness in the first few days of the tournament, but Mirnyi helped him to play well.

“I was feeling pretty sick the first few days and could barely get out of bed, but as Max said we just need to find a way. We did and we've been playing great tennis all week. It's great to win a title and we're having fun. The tournament here in Acapulco is unbelievable,” said Huey in an interview by atpworldtour.com.

“I told Treat that even though we've only been together for two months, we've been through a lot. We've improved on our teamwork and things we need to do. Luckily today, in a big tournament like Acapulco, everything clicked. We played well at the same time which was important,” said Mirnyi, who is two wins away from claiming his 700th career match win.

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