Red-hot Eala barges into Rancho Santa Fe quarters

Alex Eala. AFP file image

Alex Eala overcame a tight attempt in the first set before knocking out Canada’s Katherine Sebov 7-6 (6), 6-2, to reach the quarterfinals of the $80,000 first contest. in the Rancho Santa Women’s World Tennis Championships of the International Tennis Federation. Fe event.

The 17-year-old Filipino took full control in the first match of the second set and drew 2-2, thereby setting the match against the world No. 229 Marcela Zacarias of Mexico at 2 o’clock. Saturday morning (Manila time).

Zacarias, 28 years of experience, type Hina Inoue, 6-1, 7-5.

“Fantastic match in my first W80k Tournament at the RSF Open. Thank you to everyone who cheered live…and almost. Tomorrow, FINALLY! “Eala posted on Facebook. “Laban! Vamos! Allez!”

Eala, No. 281 of the Women’s Tennis Association, impressed in her maiden W80 tournament as she headed to the main draw after beating Latvia’s Deniza Marcinkevica, 6-1, 6-3 and Alana Smith of the United States, 6 -0, 6-0, in qualifying.

The Filipino tennis player defeated Dalayna Hewitt of the United States with a score of 6-1, 2-6, 6-0 in the first round.

The Philippines’ first singles Grand Slam winner is eyeing her third professional title since winning a pair of titles at W15 Manacor last year and W25 Chiang Rai in Thailand last April.

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