TREAT Huey doesn’t mind losing his sets as long as the Philippine Mavericks keep being successful as a unit in the International Premier Tennis League.
The Filipino-American netter has yet to win to win in the Manila leg as he lost with Serena Williams in the mixed doubles on Sunday, before losing in the men’s doubles with Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Monday.
Huey admitted feeling pressure of playing in front of the home crowd, but is hardly worried as the Mavericks have been winning their matches.
“Yeah, a little (pressure). Today, I lost (again),” the doubles star said. “It’s tough for me, but as long as our team’s winning, it’s always a good thing.”
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Still, Huey is hoping to taste some individual success, especially here in Manila before the IPTL moves to its next leg in New Delhi.
“Hopefully I can turn that around,” the 30-year-old netter said. “Everybody wants to win, but you can’t always do it.”
If there’s a silver lining, it’s that he gets to rub elbows with the world’s biggest stars in the sport.
“It’s so much fun playing with the greatest players in the world,” Huey said. “It’s a dream come true for me and and I’m really enjoying it.”