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Alex Eala assured of one other medal after reaching combined doubles semis


Alex Eala in her Asian Games women's singles semifinals match.

FILE–Alex Eala in her Asian Video games ladies’s singles semifinals match. –POOL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Hours after shedding within the ladies’s singles semifinal, Alex Eala assured herself of one other bronze medal within the nineteenth Asian Video games.

Eala and Francis Casey Alcantara took down Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum and Maximus Jones, 6-4, 6-4, to achieve the combined doubles semifinal on Thursday at Hangzhou Olympic Tennis Centre in China.

Fatigue didn’t cease the 18-year-old Eala from conspiring with Alcantara to comb the Thais of their quarterfinal duel in simply 79 minutes.

The Filipino tandem broke a 4-4 tie within the opening set, successful two straight video games capped by a flawless tenth sport to attract first blood.

Kumkhum and Jones threatened to increase the second sport, trimming the Philippines’ result in only one, 5-4, however Eala and Alcantara took care of enterprise to their ticket to the Closing 4.

Eala and Alcantara face Chinese language Taipei’s Liang En-shuo and Huang Tsung-hao on Friday.

Earlier, Eala pushed the World No.23 Zheng Qinwen of China to her limits earlier than yielding to a 1-6, 7-6(5), 3-6 loss of their thrilling semifinal duel,

The Rafael Nadal Academy graduate settled for a bronze medal within the singles division after a formidable Asiad debut.

Eala gained a combined doubles bronze with Deal with Huey within the thirty first Southeast Asian Video games in Vietnam, the place she additionally positioned third within the singles and crew occasions.

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