MANILA, Philippines – Alex Eala marched into the quarterfinal spherical of the W25 Chiang Rai match next leg just after outlasting Amy Zhu of the United States, 6-3, 6-1, on Thursday at Court docket 4 of Chiang Rai Athletics Center in Thailand.
The Filipino tennis star bucked a lethargic -2 start off just before finding the finest of her 27-12 months-old foe in an hour and 19-minute second round duel.
Eala, who won her 2nd Intercontinental Tennis Federation (ITF) Women’s Environment Tennis Tour title in the very first leg, will encounter Japan’s Erika Sema in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Sema ousted China’s Ma Ye Xin, 6-1, 6-3, in their round of 16 match.
The 16-year-outdated Filipino, having said that, and her Japanese Shiho Akita yielded in the doubles quarterfinal right after absorbing a 6-7 (4-7), 2-6 defeat to Thai Luksika Kumkhum and Momoko Kobori of Japan.
Eala and Akita compelled a neck-and-neck very first established duel towards the Thai-Japanese but shed steam in the next frame and failed to advance to the semifinal.
Kumkhum exacted her revenge at Eala in the doubles following the latter defeat her in the last of W25 Chiang Rai 1st leg, 6-4, 6-2, previous Sunday.
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