Eala loses singles, doubles in Spain meet

Published July 1, 2022, 9:20 AM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

Alex Eala fell short on her singles and doubles campaigns Thursday in the W25+H Palma del Rio in Spain.

File Photo from Alex Eala’s Facebook page

Eala yielded to second seed Jessika Ponchet of France, 6-2, 6-1, in the second round and then bowed to top seed Valeria Savinykh and Hungary’s Fanni Stollar, 6-2, 6-0, in the doubles semifinal with Marina Bassols Ribera.

In singles action, Ponchet proved too much to handle for Eala as the French led throughout.

Their doubles rivals were also too tough to crack.

Prior to her singles defeat, Eala showed grit by routing Chilean Jimar Geraldine Gerald Gonzalez, 6-2, 6-0.

She and Ribera, who were seeded fourth in the field, also cruised to victories against Spaniards Adriana Cortes and Patricia Rodriguez Carretero, 6-0, 6-0, as well as Spain’s Marta Gonzalez Encinas and United States’ Ashley Lahey, 6-1, 6-3, before losing to Savinykh and Stollar.