Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


Miko Eala has successful Penn State debut

It was a rousing debut for Filipino tennis upstart Miko Eala.

Eala won his first-ever NCAA game for Penn State in three sets in the school’s season opener against the Illinois Fighting Illini, Saturday morning (Philippine time) at the Atkins Tennis Center, Urbana, Illinois.

The 18-year-old freshman needed a grind out to eventually take down Kweisi Kenyatte, 6-4, 5-7, 11-9, for his first-ever win in his collegiate stint and take a win for the Nittany Lions.

However, it was the Fighting Illini who came out on top after taking both the finished doubles matches and the three singles matches for a 5-2 win over Penn State.

Christian Lakoseljac registered the other win for the Nittany Lions, ending the match against Alex Brown, 7-6(12), 6-3.

Eala and the rest of the Penn State squad hope to bounce back on Sunday morning when they continue their road trip in Illinois when they face Northwestern University.

#ReadMore  Tab Baldwin on Dwight Ramos: 'He has across the board impact in a game'

Grew to appreciate various sports from tennis to judo. True-maroon kiddo since the new millennium. Fanboy. Singer. Occasional sports writer.

You May Also Like


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...


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...


Samantha Catantan finally got the gold. The Penn State sophomore snared the title in the women’s individual foil of the 2021 Garret Open at...


Filipino-American guard Remy Martin has withdrawn his name in the 2021 NBA Draft on Wednesday (Manila time). In a report by AZ Central, the...


Days after throwing his name in the 2021 NBA Draft, Remy Martin entered the transfer portal, Wednesday morning (Manila time). It is an additional...


For his four-year service to his school, Filipino-American Remy Martin was honored by Arizona State University. The 22-year-old floor general was bestowed with the...


Mike Magpayo, the first-ever Asian-American to coach in NCAA Division I, made history anew as he was awarded the 2021 Joe B. Hall...


Samantha Catantan finished her impressive debut in the NCAA Division I Fencing Championships with a third-place trophy and an All-American selection in women’s foil,...