The 16-year-old tennis ace starts with a win in the WTA 250 in Romania.(Photo from Alex Eala FB)

Filipina tennis sensation Alexandra Eala won in her WTA 250 debut by dispatching also-ran Paula Ormaechea of Argentina, 7-5, 6-2, in the Round of 32 of the women’s singles event of the Cluj-Napoca Winners Open în Romania on Tuesday evening.
The 16-year-old Eala, 639th in the WTA’s world rankings, subdued the 209th-ranked Argentinian after an hour and 35 minutes in action.
In the Round of 16, Eala will battle Mayar Sherif of Egypt. (Villamor Visaya Jr.)

(Photo courtesy of Alex Eala FB)