Álex Eala wins the ITF of Manacor with only 15 years

The Filipino tennis player Álex Eala, 15, has won his first professional title in Manacor after beating Majorcan Yvone Cavallé 5-7, 6-1 and 6-3 in the final of the ITF by LG tournament. Eala, trained at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar, has prevailed over the veteran of his rival overcoming an adverse score and preventing Cavallé (28 years) from winning his seventh ITF title.

The captain of the Spanish Federation Cup team, Anabel Medina, who has been present all week Following the evolution of the Spanish players, she has been in charge of delivering the trophies to the champion and the finalist. After reaching second place in the world junior ranking in 2020, Alexandra Eala reached her first ITF final this week.

On the way to the title she surpassed the Italian Ana Paradisi, the number one seed Seone Mendez, to the fifth seed Carole Monnet and, in the semifinals, to the Hong Kong player Adithya Karunaratine. After having conquered the junior Australian Open in the doubles modality and reaching the semi-finals of Roland Garros Junior, Eala has achieved the most important title of her career a few months after making the leap to professionalism.

Directed by Gabriel Urpi, former coach among others of Arantxa Sánchez Vicario and Conchita Martínez and currently responsible for teaching women's tennis at the Nadal academy, and for Matilde Muñoz, who follows Eala's day to day in the center of Manacor, Alex has performed at a remarkable level throughout the week, beating older rivals. ranking and seniority.

Over the next few weeks, both Eala and Cavallé will have a new opportunity to reach more finals in Manacor, as the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar will host two other ITF international tournaments.