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Alex Eala bows out of US Open juniors singles

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 11:00 AM September 10, 2021
Alex Eala produces a strong debut in this year’s US Open. —UNITED STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION

Alex Eala in this year’s US Open. —UNITED
STATES TENNIS ASSOCIATION

MANILA, Philippines—Alex Eala’s chance for a singles trophy fizzled out after losing to Switzerland’s Sebastianna Scilipoti in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3, in the quarterfinals of the US Open Junior Championships at Flushing Meadows Friday (Manila time).

The tournament’s second seed was gunning for a double in New York but she still has a chance at the doubles title as she and partner Hanne Vandewinkel continue their bid, taking on the American pairing of Madison Sieg and Elizabeth Coleman in the quarterfinal on Saturday.

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The 16-year-old Eala struggled against Scilipoti, committing 46 unforced errors and nine double faults.

The unseeded Scilipoti will then take on Kristina Dmitruk of Belarus in the semifinals.

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The Filipino teen’s best finish in a singles Grand Slam was a semifinal appearance in the 2020 French Open.

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