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Alex Eala bows out of W25 Manacor in return to action

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 02:46 PM January 19, 2022
Alex Eala in action at the International Tennis Federation W25 Manacor.

Alex Eala in action at the International Tennis Federation W25 Manacor. ALEX EALA FACEBOOK

MANILA, Philippines—Alex Eala bounced out of her first tournament this year, losing to tournament top seed Alice Rame, 6-2, 6-4, in the third round of the International Tennis Federation W25 Manacor at Rafa Nadal Academy Tuesday.

France’s Rame, who is eight years older than the Filipino teen, was tied at 2-2 with Eala in the opening set before taking advantage of her opponent’s double fault to take a 3-2 lead.

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She then dominated Eala with a comfortable first set victory before having a tighter contest in the second.

Eala, who contracted COVID-19 during the Christmas season, initially had a 3-0 lead in the second before Rame won the next four games, 4-3.

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“Not the result I wanted today, but still happy with my performance on the court,” wrote Eala on Facebook.

Eala cruised in her first match in the tournament blasting Slovenia’s Ella Hojnik, 6-1, 6-1, in the first round before gutting out a second round victory over Slovakia’s Mia Chudejova, 7-6 (2), 6-3.

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