Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
(C) Alex Eala

News

Eala cruises to Round of 32 in ITF W60, Huey advances to ATP Challenger QF


Alex Eala and Treat Huey won both their opening matches as they continued their respective campaigns in the pro circuit in Europe on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old Eala posted a straight-set victory over fellow teen, 18-year-old Lia Karatancheva of Bulgaria, 6-4, 6-4, in the Round of 64 of the $60,000 VIII Open ITF Arcardis Brezo Osuna held at the outdoor hardcourts of Club Deportivo Brezo Osuna in Madrid, Spain.

Currently 413th in the WTA world rankings, Eala did not drop serve the entire match while breaking Karatancheva’s serve in both sets to secure for the Filipina a spot in the Round of 32 where she will take on 11th seed Daniela Seguel of Chile. The 29-year-old Seguel is ranked 292nd in the world.

Eala went back to the court later in the day to partner with 21-year-old En Shuo Liang in the doubles competition, easily defeating Marta Huqi Gonzales Encinas of Spain and Vasanti Shinde of India, 6-2, 6-1.

Eala and Liang will be in for a battle in the quarterfinals where they will face fourth seeds Timea Babos of Hungary and Valeria Savinykh of Russia.

In Italy, Treat and Franko Skugor of Croatia prevailed over their higher-ranked foes, twins Ivan and Matej Sabanov of Serbia, 6-4, 6-4, in the Emilia-Romagna Tennis Cup held at the clay courts of Montechiarugolo, Parma.

Treat and Skugor converted three break points to overcome the one instance their serve was broken to book themselves a place in the quarters of the $125,000 ATP Challenger event.

Treat will be looking to advance deep in the tournament after falling in the semifinals of an ATP Challenger event the previous week in Nottingham, Great Britain.

#ReadMore  ITF: Alcantara, Japanese partner claim semis spot in Indonesia
Written By


You May Also Like

News

Francis Casey Alcantara hardly showed any rust after a two-month break as he resumed his campaign in the pro tour by barging into the...

News

Alex Eala could not repeat over a foe she had already beaten earlier this month. The Filipina teen tennis star was booted out in...

News

For the second week in a row, Alex Eala has earned a semifinal berth in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) pro tour. The 17-year-old...

News

Payback will have to wait another time for Alex Eala. For the second time in three weeks, the Filipina teen tennis star fell to...

News

Alex Eala must have expected a tougher encounter in the quarterfinals of the W60 ITF Open Amutio as she went up against giant-killer Eden...

News

Ruben Gonzales and Reese Stalder of the United States settled for runner-up honors as they could not overcome the in-form fourth seeds Enzo Couacaud...

News

It took a while for Philippine national tennis team veteran Ruben Gonzales and American partner Reese Stalder to get going as a pair. In...

News

Vietnam SEA Games men’s tennis doubles gold medalist Ruben Gonzales and partner Reese Stalder of the United States will make their first semifinals appearance...

Advertisement