Singles, doubles exit for Alex Eala in W25 Palma del Rio

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MANILA, Philippines— It was a tough day for Alex Eala as she bowed out of contention both in singles and doubles competitions of the W25 Palma del Rio.

The 17-year-old Filipino tennis star fell to No.2 seed Jessika Ponchet of France, 6-2, 6-1, in the round of 16 of the women’s single on Friday (Manila time).

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Eala and Spanish partner Marina Bassols Ribera yielded to Russia’s Valeria Savinykh and Hungary’s Fanni Stollar, 6-2, 6-0, in the doubles semifinals.

Stollar and Savinykh, the No.1 seed, blanked the Filipino-Spanish pair in the second set to book their ticket to the finals.