Filipina tennis star Alex Eala climbs to 13th spot in junior world rankings

  • Alex Eala climbs from the 26th spot to the 13th rank in the ITF junior world rankings
  • She secured the spot after her silver-medal finish in Japan
  • Rank 13 is her career best at 14

Filipina tennis sensation Alex Eala continues to impress as she recently climbed to the 13th spot in the junior’s world rankings; her career-best rank.

Image by Alex Eala via Facebook

“I am now #13 in the ITF (International Tennis Federation) World Junior Rankings after last week’s performance! Thanks for all your support!” the teen tennis star said in a Facebook page last October 22.

The 14-year-old tennis prodigy climbed from the 26th spot to the 13th rank after posting a silver-medal finish in the World Super Juniors’ Tennis Championship-Osaka Mayor’s Cup in Japan last October 14 to 20. The rank improvement qualifies her for the Junior Grand Slam Tournament next year.

She reached the 26th spot, a report said, after her silver medal finish in the ITF Junior Grade A tournament held in Cape Town, South Africa last September.

“Finished this incredible tournament as a finalist. It’s a super experience here at the World Super Juniors! Thank You!” Eala expressed after capping her stint in the said tournament in Japan where she went against France’s Dianne Parry in the Girl’s Singles Finals.

Image by Alex Eala via Facebook

“It’s a very high-level tournament and a very prestigious tournament, so I am very happy with my performance. I’m very happy on how the results turned out. I really wasn’t expecting this result. I was just gonna go there and do my best,” Eala said in a television interview.

The young tennis superstar, who dreams to be a professional tennis player, is now based in Spain and is a scholar of the Rafa Nadal Academy. She also bared that she is embarking into more challenging tournaments next year as she is aiming to get more women’s or professional points that can bring her to the Olympics bearing the Philippine flag someday.