JUST IN: Miko Eala wins Doubles title in Lousada Portugal tourney

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Miko Eala Lousada Portugal tourney
Miko Eala played his first Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open Juniors in early 2020. Photo from Miko Eala social media.

The Philippines’ Michael Francis “Miko” Eala started strong in his return to the tennis season with a Doubles Title at the Lousada Junior Cup II in Portugal.

The 17-year-old Eala and partner Daniel Rincon of Spain first bested Portugal’s Jaime Faria and Tiago Pereira in the quarterfinals, 6-3, 7-5, and afterward defeated Jesse De Jager (Netherlands) and Alexandr Kalinin (Belarus) in the semifinals, 5-7, 6-0, 1-0 (10-2).

The Filipino and Spanish pair dominated their Portuguese finals competitors, Miguel Gomes and Henrique Rocha, scoring 6-1, 6-3, in the tournament that ended October 12, 2020 (Philippine Time).

Eala went on social media announcing his first tournament since the lockdown was enforced after his stint at the Australian Open Juniors.

“Good tune-up tournament before playing some $15Ks in Greece. Thanks partner Dani!”

Miko Eala Lousada Portugal tourney
Miko Eala and partner Dani Rincon of Spain dominated the Boys Doubles at the Lousada 2020. Photo from Miko Eala FB.

Miko Eala had just graduated from the Rafa Nadal Academy and is expected to see action at Penn State University in 2021.

The Filipino tennis champion captured the Hellenic Bank Masters Tennis Title in Cyprus in 2019.

Miko, together with sister Alex, won the International Tennis Singles Titles in Manila and the Netherlands in 2018.

Alex Eala has just come off a historic campaign at the 2020 French Open, reaching the semifinals of the Girls’ Tourney, a first for a Filipina.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Miko Eala for winning the Doubles title at the Lousada Portugal tourney!

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