INCHEON, South Korea -- Treat Huey is pinning his medal hopes in the 17th Asian Games on the doubles event even as he joins Ruben Gonzales to start off their campaign in the team event when tennis competitions kicks off Saturday at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts here.
Huey and Gonzales will face Mongolia in a best-of-three competition of two singles and one doubles matches from which they are expected to breeze through in the second round.
Still, the 29-year-old Huey said his biggest chance of winning a medal is in the doubles -- being a regular in the ATP doubles competitions -- where he will also be partnering with Gonzales.
“There are a lot of good teams in the team event,” said Huey on his chances of winning in the event. “It’s a very tough tournament but I think we can do well.”
Huey, however, is more optimistic about his chance in the doubles, which starts on Wednesday, along with the mixed doubles.
“That’s probably the biggest chance. Hopefully, we can also do well in the mixed doubles with Denise Dy,” said Huey.
Competing in his second Asiad, the Fil-American netter sees Thailand, India, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan as his tough foes in the doubles.
“Should be a tough draw. Everyone is tough here,” said Huey. “The top guys from Kazakhstan, they are in the top 100 in singles. They are really good. I’ve played them a couple of times. Should be a good match.”