PHILIPPINE Davis Cupper Ruben Gonzales will return to the country with international doubles champion Treat Huey and Francis Casey “Nino” Alcantara to join Patrick John Tierro face Sri Lanka for the First Round of the Asia/Oceania Zone Group II games of the Davis Cup at the Valle Verde Country Club from March 6 to 8.
Jean Henri Lhuillier, President and CEO of Cebuana Lhuillier and Chairman of the Board of the Philippine Tennis Association, is optimistic that the team will perform better this year.
Lhuillier, who is also the team manager of the Philippine Davis Cup team, is optimistic of the Philippines’ chances of repeating last year’s win as the country hosts Sri Lanka for the First Round of Asia/Oceania Zone Group II of the Davis Cup.
“All of our players are the peak of their careers. Treat and Ruben are playing very well in the International tennis circuit, Nino has gained valuable experience from playing in the US NCAA competition, while PJ on the other hand, has been dominating the local tournaments. We definitely have high hopes for this year’s Davis Cup competition,” said Lhuillier, who also currently sits as the Chairman of the Board of the Philippine Tennis Association.
World-class pro netters Huey and Gonzales are returning to carry the country’s colors in the prestigious annual international event, together with 2014 PCA Open champion Patrick John Tierro and former Australian Open Juniors doubles Francis Casey “Nino” Alcantara.
The match with Sri Lanka is the start of the team’s quest to return to Asia/Oceania Zone Group I of the Davis Cup.
Source: Manila Standard Today