Alexandra Eala

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Alexandra Eala
Country (sports) Philippines
Born (2005-05-23) 23 May 2005 (age 14)
Quezon City, Philippines
Singles
Career record65–16
Career titles3
Highest ranking9 (ITF Junior Ranking)
Current ranking9 (ITF Junior Ranking)
Grand Slam Singles results
US Open Junior2R (2019)
Doubles
Career record31–15
Career titles2
Last updated on: 18 January 2020.

Alexandra Eala (born 23 May 2005) is a Filipino tennis player.[1]

Eala has a career high ITF junior combined ranking of 9 achieved on 06 January 2020.[2][3][4] Eala is from a sporting family[5]. Her mother Rizzo is a 1985 Southeast Asian Games bronze medalist in the 100-meter backstroke. Her brother Michael Francis II is also among the young rising stars in tennis.[6]

Alexandra Eala was named the 2019 Milo Junior Athlete of the Year in the San Miguel Corp.-Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Annual Awards Night.[7]

Junior career[edit]

Eala is currently 9th ranking junior.[8] She entered the prestigious Les Petit As 14-and-under tournament in 2018 at the age of 12 and won the finals against Linda Nosková.[9] Eala made her junior Grand Slam debut at the 2019 US Open.[10] She has an impressive run that qualified from qualifying competition, eventually losing to second round match with Mai Napatt Nirundorn.[11][12]

ITF Junior Finals[edit]

Grand Slam
Category GA
Category G1
Category G2
Category G3
Category G4
Category G5

Singles (3–5)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. 01 July 2018 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Indonesia Priska MadelynNugroho 2–6, 6–4, 1–6
Winner 2. 28 October 2018 Alicante, Spain Clay Spain Jessica Bouzas maneiro 6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. 18 November 2018 Makati City, Philippines Clay Canada Dasha Plekhanova 6–4, 6–2
Runner–up 4. 25 November 2018 Manila, Philippines Clay Indonesia Janice Tjen 3–6, 6–2, 5-7
Runner–up 5. 19 January 2019 New Delhi, India Hard Italy Federica Sacco 5–7, 3–6
Runner–up 6. 26 January 2019 Kolkata, India Clay Thailand Mai Napatt Nirundorn 6–2, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 22 September 2019 Cape Town, South Africa Hard Czech Republic Linda Fruhvirtova 6–3, 6–3
Runner–up 8. 20 October 2019 Osaka, Japan Hard France Diane Parry 2–6, 4–6

Doubles (2–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 27 October 2018 Alicante, Spain Clay Germany Joelle Lilly Sophie Steur Russia Maria Dzemeshkevich
United Kingdom Lily Hutchings
6–2, 6–2
Runner–up 2. 16 June 2019 Offenbach, Germany Clay United Kingdom Annerly Poulos France Selena Janicijevic
France CaroleMonnet
4–6, 2–6
Runner–up 3. 13 September 2019 Cape Town, South Africa Hard United States Elvina Kalieva Poland Weronika Baszak
United Kingdom Matilda Mutavdzic
3–6, 6–4, [3–10]
Winner 4. 15 December 2019 Plantation, USA Clay Belarus Evialina Laskevich Canada Jada Bui
Canada Melodie Collard
6–3,6–7(3), [10-5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alex Eala aims for women's Grand Slam berth". Rappler. November 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Alexandra Eala". 1 January 2020 – via www.itftennis.com.
  3. ^ "Tennis: Filipina Alex Eala finishes runner-up in ITF World Super Junior Tennis Championships in Osaka". ABS-CBN. October 22, 2019.
  4. ^ "Teen star Alex Eala routs Australian, advances in US Open". The Manila Times. September 4, 2019.
  5. ^ Katigbak, Fran (Mar 16, 2018). "12-year-old earns spot in 2018 French Open". The Filipino Express. 32: 28 – via Ethnic NewsWatch.
  6. ^ "Michael Francis Eala Overview".
  7. ^ "Top Juniors Honored". Business Mirror. Feb 22, 2019. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  8. ^ "Alexandra Eala". ITF World Tennis Tour. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Lilov & Eala win at Les Petits As". tenniseurope. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Filipina Alex Eala makes US Open juniors debut vs tough Aussie". Philippine Daily Inquirer. September 1, 2019.
  11. ^ Lewis, Colette. "Eala's US Open juniors run ends, bows to Thai". philstar.com. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Globe Vows to Continue Supporting Alex Eala's Bid to Put PH in Global Tennis Map". Globe Telecom. November 6, 2019.