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Alex Eala scores shutout win in Asian Games debut

Delfin Dioquino

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Alex Eala scores shutout win in Asian Games debut

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Alex Eala advances to the third round of the Asian Games women's singles tennis after making quick work of Pakistan's Sarah Ibrahim Khan

MANILA, Philippines – Alex Eala could not have had a better Asian Games debut.

Eala scored a shutout win to kick off the Asian Games as she crushed Pakistan’s Sarah Ibrahim Khan, 6-0, 6-0, to advance to the third round of the women’s singles tennis tournament in Hangzhou, China, on Monday, September 25.

Receiving a first-round bye, the 18-year-old Filipina proved why she is the fourth seed after needing just 39 minutes to dispose of the Pakistani, who is 14 years older.

Eala allowed just 6 points in the rousing win to set up a third-round clash with India’s Rutuja Bhosale.

Hopes of the Philippines ending its near-two-decade medal drought in Asian Games tennis lies in Eala, who recently notched a career-high WTA ranking of No. 191 in the world.

The country last won an Asian Games tennis medal in 2006, when Cecil Mamiit bagged bronze in the men’s singles.

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.