Tennis: Alex Eala upsets No. 1 seed in Spain ITF tournament

22/01/2021 4:10:00 PM

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Tennis: Alex Eala upsets No. 1 seed in Spain ITF tournament

Philippines tennis phenom Alex Eala downed No. 1 seed Seone Mendez of Australia 6-4, 6-1 on Friday to advance in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Women’s World Tennis Tour W15 in Manacor, Spain.Following a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Italian opponent Anna Paradisi in Round 1, Eala beat Mendez to get safe passage in the quarterfinals, where fifth seed Carole Monnet of France awaits.

Mendez entered their match with more than 160 wins.Eala was cheered on by Rafael Nadal's Academy in Spain where she has been training.“No place like Home! For the first time in her career, 15-year-old @alex.eala 🇵🇭 reaches the quarterfinals of an ITF tournament! Great victory 6-4, 6-1 against the number 1 seeded Seone Mendez. Let's keep dreaming at the @ITFTennis by LG tournament at the #RafaNadalAcademy by Movistar! VAMOS‼️ MABUHAY‼️” the academy said in its Instagram post.

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1 seed Seone Mendez of Australia 6-4, 6-1 on Friday to advance in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Women’s World Tennis Tour W15 in Manacor, Spain. Following a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Italian opponent Anna Paradisi in Round 1, Eala beat Mendez to get safe passage in the quarterfinals, where fifth seed Carole Monnet of France awaits. The Filipina teen tennis sensation swept Australian Seone Mendez, 6-4, 6-1, in the ITF Rafa Nadal Academy World Tennis Tour tournament on Thursday, January 21 in Manacor, Spain. Mendez entered their match with more than 160 wins. Her victory was celebrated by the Rafael Nadal Academy, which has played a big part in her development. Eala was cheered on by Rafael Nadal's Academy in Spain where she has been training. 5 seed and ITF singles world No. “No place like Home! For the first time in her career, 15-year-old @alex. 1 seed and ITF women's singles world No.

eala 🇵🇭 reaches the quarterfinals of an ITF tournament! Great victory 6-4, 6-1 against the number 1 seeded Seone Mendez. The 19-year-old Monnet has won 6 women's $15,000 titles in Monastir, Tunisia since graduating from the juniors circuit in 2019. Mañana luchará por el 🏆 contra @yvonnecavalle. Let's keep dreaming at the @ITFTennis by LG tournament at the #RafaNadalAcademy by Movistar! VAMOS‼️ MABUHAY‼️” the academy said in its Instagram post.         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar (@rafanadalacademy) Eala has shown promise in the international circuit, and many believe her girls’ doubles title with Indonesian playing partner Priska Nugroho at the 2020 Australian Open would be the start of something big. Eala closed out the 1st set with back-to-back games, which fueled her momentum to sweep the 21-year-old Mendez in the 2nd set.  While Eala made an early exit in doubles play at the 2020 French Open, she progressed well into the singles tournament but couldn’t sustain her pursuit of what would have been a historic appearance in a Grand Slam final.eala 🇵🇭 has qualified for his first final @itftennis.  FROM THE ARCHIVES Watch more in iWantTFC . But Eala managed to achieve a personal goal of nailing her first professional quarters berth especially after missing out on a chance last year due to a mid-tournament cancellation . Eala then found her footing again as she closed out the match with 3 straight points for the elusive finals appearance.