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Alex Eala advances in singles, doubles events at W25 Palma del Rio

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 03:05 PM June 29, 2022
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FILE–Tennis star Alex Eala. –ALEX EALA FACEBOOK

MANILA, Philippines—Alex Eala steamrolled Jimar Gerald Gonzalez of Chile, 6-2, 6-0, and into the second round of the W25 Palma del Rio in Spain on Tuesday.

Eala takes on Valeria Savinykh or second seed Jessika Ponchet of France in the Round-of-16.

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The 17-year-old Eala is also competing in doubles where she and Marina Bassols Ribera of Spain are in the quarterfinal.

Eala and Ribera aim for a spot in the semifinal against Spain’s Marta Huqi Gonzalez Encinas and American Ashley Lahey.

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Eala is coming off a runner-up finish to Ribera in her first W60 event in Madrid.

Eala is currently the highest-ranking Southeast Asian at No. 337.

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