Alex Eala, the Filipina junior tennis world champion who won tourney after tourney around the world in 2018, started the 2019 season with back to back finals finishes in India.
The teenage tennis star, whose year-long story of triumphs became a Good News Pilipinas Yearender top story, made finals game appearances in two Grade 2 (G2) International Tennis Federation (ITF) Under 18 tournaments.
Barely several weeks into 2019, the Philippines’ up and coming tennis star is looking very focused and determined to reach her goals, starting early in the year working to improve her game and raise her ranking.
Eala posted on social media her satisfaction with the results of her performance in India.
The young champion finished second in the ITF U18 tournament held January 21-26 in India. The 13-year-old was edged out by 16-year-old fourth seed Mai Napati Nirundorn of Thailand in the Indian J2 final held in KolKata. The previous week, Eala also finished runner-up in her first Grade 2 – 18 under ITF Tournament held January 14-19 in New Delhi.
She is currently seeded at 152 in the juniors and is expected to rise in world ranking after the India tournaments.
Alex Eala winning season was reported by Les Petits As Under14 which she won in January 2018.
The Filipina tennis champ who received the Tennis Europe the award for the Best Overseas Player of the Year 2018 closed the last season with an impressive 88% of wins on 12 tournaments played during last year. She won 6 tournaments and finished two times runner-up.
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