MANILA, Philippines – Philippine sports patron and businessman Jean Henri Lhuillier 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 March 6-8.
“All of our players are at the peak of their careers. Treat and Ruben are playing very well in the international tennis circuit, Niño has gained valuable experience from playing in the US NCAA competition while PJ has been dominating the local tournaments. We definitely have high hopes for this year’s Davis Cup competition,” said Lhuillier, Philta board chairman.
World-class pro netters Treat Huey and Ruben Gonzales return 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 “Niño” 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: Philippine Star