TREAT Huey and Francis Casey Alcantara downed David Agung Susanto and Sanu-Wahyu Trijati, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4, on Saturday as the Philippines took a 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group II tie.
Huey and Alcantara needed just over an hour to finish the match but stumbled at match points, wasting seven to put the fans at Philippine Columbian Association indoor court on the edge of their seats.
“Overall we played well. We’re just trying to enjoy the crowd and have fun out there,” said Alcantara who turned 25 on Saturday.
“It’s good that we’re now at 2-1 and hopefully the crowd also shows up tomorrow in the reverse singles.”
Ruben Gonzales will face Susanto, but Philippine non-playing captain Karl Santamaria said he is still unsure who will be fielded if a fifth match is needed. Alberto Lim Jr., 17, suffered cramps in losing the opening singles on Friday.
“Yeah for sure we have a great partnership me and Francis,” said Huey of Alcantara.
The two haven’t lost in five Davis Cup doubles matches together.
The tournament is sponsored by Philippine Sports Commission, Babolat and Cebuana Lhuillier.
“It was great win today by Treat and Francis and we are looking forward to the reverse singles to finally wrap it up,” said team manager Jean Henri Lhuillier.