Fil-Am tennis player Treat Huey eyes gold at upcoming SEA Games

Filipino American tennis star Treat Huey just wrapped up the Oracle Challenger Series in Houston, Texas, reaching the semi-finals.

He spoke to ABS-CBN News on video chat in between matches.

And while he enjoyed another successful outing, he’s now shifting his focus towards the upcoming Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines.

“We’re excited as two years ago, I was injured and couldn’t make it, where as this year, I’m super excited especially with it being in Manila so I’m really happy to be healthy and fit and ready to compete.”

Huey recently had back surgery, and said he’s feeling better than ever especially after his success at the Oracle Challenger Series.

“My body’s been feeling good, I started playing again kind of late in the spring, start of the summer, and I’ve played in a lot of tournaments and have done well the last two or three months, I’m happy with my progress and feel like my game has gotten a lot better and I’m excited to be playing, it’s a lot more fun when I’m injury free and really competing at a higher level.”

In the past decade, the Washington DC-born, Virginia-raised Huey, who represents the Philippines in competitions, has racked up ten SEA Games medals, including 3 golds.

The Doubles specialist hasn’t been assigned his partner yet for the Sea Games as he looks to medal in both the men’s and mixed doubles.

“I’m really excited for the two events, and it’s going to be a tough competition for sure, the Thais swept all the events in 2017, so they’re obviously very formidable opponents and Indonesia has always good.”

Huey added that he’s played with several of the Philippine players and hitting their stride together should not be a problem.

 

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