Huey, Lipsky fall in second round of Wimbledon doubles

Ryan Songalia
Huey, Lipsky fall in second round of Wimbledon doubles
The Filipino doubles specialist and American Scott Lipsky lose in straight sets to their Israeli and German foes at Wimbledon

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American tennis player Treat Huey and his American partner Scott Lipsky were ousted in round two of the men’s doubles at Wimbledon on Friday, July 3 Manila time.

Huey and Lipskey fell in straight sets (6-3, 7-5, 7-6) to Israel’s Jonathan Erlich and Philipp Petzschner of Germany in a match that lasted 2 hours and 7 minutes. Huey and Lipskey had the edge in aces, 9-3, and winners, 15-9, but committed 15 unforced errors compared to just 9 from Erlich and Petzschner.

Erlich and Petzchner had the advantage in first serve points won (58/76 for 76% to 50/67 for 75%) as well as second serve points won (24/38 for 63% to 18/40 for (45%).

Huey, 29, of Washington D.C. won gold for the Philippines in the mixed doubles event in the recently concluded Southeast Asian Games alongside Denise Dy. He also brought home bronze in the men’s doubles and men’s team events.

Huey and Lipskey had coasted past the first round in a 3-set victory over Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay and Spain’s David Marrero on Wednesday before crashing out.

Huey had been ranked as high as no. 20 in the world as a doubles player in March of 2014 but has dropped to no. 62 in the world. Huey’s best finish at Wimbledon was in 2013, when he and English player Dominic Inglot reached the third round.

Rappler.com

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