Junior tennis standout Alex Eala improved to a career-high No. 662 in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings following her stint at the W60 Bellinzona tournament in Switzerland last week.
Eala, 15, jumped from No. 715 after defeating two high-ranked opponents in the $60,000 Swiss event where she finished in the Round of 16.
So far, Eala has won 14 of her 21 matches this season and is looking for a second pro title after winning the W15 Manacor event in Spain last January.
Eala started the season ranked No. 1185, and was able to play in eight events so far including the prestigious Miami Open where she earned a wildcard berth in the qualifying round.
The Swiss tournament was her first $60,000 event where she also earned a wildcard ticket.