Now on his 2nd year, Miko Eala stands out in Penn State men's tennis

Nov 9, 2021
PHOTO: Mark Selders,

ON HIS sophomore year, Miko Eala continues to shine as one of the bright spots of Penn State University Men's Tennis.

Miko is the 19-year-old brother of Filipina teen tennis sensation Alex Eala, and is currently playing in his second year with Penn State after graduating from the Rafa Nadal Academy last year.

In a recently concluded stint in the Liberty Hidden Dual series, Eala won all three of his singles matches in the three-day tournament against UPenn, Liberty, and Old Dominion.

He conquered Christian Worst, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, of Liberty to complete his first day. Eala didn't put on the brakes from there; in the succeeding days, he won against Old Dominion's Yehven Sirous, 6-4, 6-4, and then survived Kevin Zhu of Penn, 6-7, 6-1, 7-6 (4).


    Miko Eala commended by Penn State coach

    Penn State Nittany Lions' Head coach Paul Tobin commended Eala's feat: "Huge win for Miko today, clinching the win against Penn. We started off strong in singles, and managed to keep the momentum going," he said in a report published by, the official athletic website for Penn Sate.

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    However, in doubles play, the Filipino tennister only won one of his three matches with partner Charl Morgan.

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