Filipino tennis champion Miko Eala plays for Penn State at the US NCAA

Miko Eala
Miko Eala won multiple titles as he represented the Philippines in various international tennis tourneys. Photo from Miko Eala.

Filipino junior tennis champion Michael Francis “Miko” Eala is playing for Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) when the United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) resumes its season.

The 18-year-old Miko Eala signed up for Penn State Athletics after graduating from high school in 2020 at the Rafa Nadal Academy in Manacor, Spain, where he trained for a professional career.

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The Penn State Athletics site introduced its freshman student as a successful Filipino player.

Among Eala’s credentials cited were the following:

Penn State also notes how Miko Eala began to play tennis competitively at 6 years old. The Filipino tennis champion comes from a family of athletes with younger sister Alex, the 2020 Australian Open Doubles Champion, and his mother, Rizza Maniego-Eala, a 100m backstroke bronze medalist in the 1985 Southeast Asian Games.

In 2020, Miko Eala won the Doubles title at the Lousada Portugal tourney.

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