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Alex Eala exits W25 Manacor third leg

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 04:50 PM February 03, 2022
Filipino Alex Eala and Russian Oksana Selekhmeteva


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MANILA, Philippines—Alex Eala suffered an early exit after losing to tournament fifth seed Giulia Gatto-Monticone, 6-2, 6-1, in the third leg of the ITF W25 Manacor tournament Wednesday at Rafa Nadal Academy in Spain.

The 16-year-old prodigy was coming off a bad case of stomach flu that forced her to pull out of the second leg of the tournament.

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Eala, the no.13 seed in the tournament, was on the defensive for much of the match and was staring a 5-1 deficit in the second set.

Gatto-Manticone eventually took the match after a forehand volley error from Eala.

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It was a difficult stretch for Eala in Manacor as she failed to enter the main draw of the first leg and got sick in the second.

Eala also tested positive for COVID-19 during the holidays forcing her into inactivity at the end of 2021.

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