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Alex Eala falls to house wager in W60 Madrid last

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FILE – Alex Eala within the W25 Madrid. –ALEX EALA PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Alex Eala’s torrid run within the W60 Madrid got here to a screeching halt on Sunday.

After rolling into the title spherical of the Open ITF Arcadis Brezo Osuna, Eala failed to search out her type and misplaced, 4-6, 5-7, to hometown wager Marina Bassols Ribera within the ladies’s singles last.

Eala toppled one seeded participant after one other on her option to the ultimate earlier than assembly her match within the extra skilled Ribera.

Again in opposition to the wall, the 17-year-old Eala was in nice place to drive a decider after taking a 5-0 lead within the second set.

Eala, nonetheless, couldn’t maintain Ribera at bay because the 22-year-old Spaniard went on a blistering rally to win the $60,000 event.

The loss saved Eala from claiming what may’ve been her third professional title.

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