Alex Eala bows to former doubles partner in W25 Joue les Tours | Inquirer Sports

Alex Eala bows to former doubles partner in W25 Joue les Tours

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 04:01 PM March 04, 2022

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FILE–Filipino tennis star Alex Eala. RAFA NADAL ACADEMY PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Alex Eala couldn’t make it past the second round, losing to former doubles partner Oksana Selekhmeteva of Russia, 6-3, 6-3, in the ITF W25 Joue les Tours Friday at Tennis Club Jocondien in France.

It was a rough showing for the 16-year-old Filipino tennis ace as she squandered a 3-2 lead in the second set allowing Selekhmeteva to find her rhythm to close the match out.


Selekhmeteva will next face France’s Audrey Albie in the penultimate round of the $25,000 tournament.


Before her exit, Eala had a terrific start to the French tournament dominating Fabienne Gettwart, 6-2, 6-0, and Anna Ozeroba, 6-0, 6-1 to make it to the main draw before beating  Jenny Lim, 6-1, 6-4 in the opening round.

Selekhmeteva and Eala had a memorable run in one of their partnerships in 2021 when they won the French Open girls’ doubles title beating Maria Bondarenko and Amarissa Kiara Tóth, 6-0, 7-5.

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