Tennis duo Treat Huey and Denise Dy bagged the Philippines’ 25th gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games after lording over the mixed doubles tournament on Sunday.
They beat Thailand’s Peangtarn Plipuech and Sonchat Ratiwatana in two sets, 7-6, 6-4, to ensure tennis’ first gold for the Philippines in the 2015 SEA Games.
Huey and Dy did not drop a set en route to their top finish, sweeping all their matches against Myanmar, Indonesia, and Thailand to qualify for the gold medal round.
The victory is a breakthrough for the Philippines’ tennis campaign in Singapore, as the Filipino netters settled for silver medals in the women’s team and the men’s doubles.
The country also won four bronze medals in the men’s team, men’s doubles, and men’s and women’s singles courtesy of Jeson Patrombon and Katharina Lehnert. – RAF, GMA News