MANILA, Philippines — Alex Eala will be vying for the girls' singles crown in Grade A Junior tiff JA Torneo Bonfiglio.
This after she fended off Russia's Mirra Andreeva in the semis on Saturday, 7-5, 6-2.
Eala, who is the top seed, eked out the straight-set win after back-to-back three-set thrillers in the previous rounds.
It was a back-and-forth affair in the opening set when the teens were knotted up 5-all late in the opening set.
But Eala was able to hold her serve in the pivotal 11th game to shift momentum to her side after giving up an earlier 5-3 lead.
Buoyed by her opening set win, Eala dominated Andreeva in the ssecond set, zooming to a quick 4-1 lead.
While Andreeva was able to get a game back, the deficit proved too much as Eala ended up with the win.