MANILA, Philippines — Alex Eala received booted out within the singles division of the W60 Trnava however she and her Lithuanian accomplice Justina Mikulskyte barge into the semifinal spherical of the doubles event on Thursday (Manila time) in Slovakia.
The 17-year-old Filipino was eradicated within the spherical of 16 of the $60, 000 singles tourney after falling to Sonay Kartal of Nice Britain, 6-2, 6-2.
Eala opened her singles marketing campaign with a dominant 6-1, 6-0 win over the No.6 seed Leyre Romero Gormaz of Spain solely to be eradicated within the subsequent spherical.
The reigning US Open women champion continued to overlook the chance to earn her third Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) crown after successful the W15 Manacor in 2021 and the W25 Chiang Rai final 12 months.
Eala thrived within the doubles of the Trnava event as she and Mikulskyte took down the German pair of Vivian Heisen and Julia Lohoff, 7-5, 6-4.
It took an hour and 27 minutes for Eala and Mikulskyte to get rid of the No.4 seeds within the quarterfinal.
The Filipino-Lithuanian tandem, the one non-seeded staff left, will face No.1 seeds Alicia Barnett and Olivia Nicholis of Nice Britain in a knockout semifinal on Friday (Manila time).
Eala and Mikulskyte opened their doubles stint with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Nina Vargova and Ela Platenikova of Slovakia.
The Rafael Nadal Academy scholar is eyeing her second finals look within the ITF doubles occasion.
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