Miko Eala, brother of Alex, is the silver lining in Penn State men's tennis

Apr 13, 2021
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SUNNY days have been few and far for Penn State University men's tennis, but Miko Eala continues to emerge as one of the team's bright spots.

The 6-foot-1 brother of teen sensation Alex Eala had back-to-back wins in his individual matches over the weekend.

He held off Carson Haskins of Indiana, 6-2, 6-1, on Saturday, and escaped Purdue's Michael Wozniak, 6-2, 7-6, 8-6, in his most recent match last Sunday to raise the Nittany Lion's record in the Big Ten conference.

The match was the team's second road win of the year, and completed a regular season sweep over Purdue, 5-2.

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Associate head coach Paul Tobin commended the 18-year-old's gallant performance.

"Despite Purdue's record, they fight hard especially at home. Miko got down deep and clinched the win in a back and forth tiebreak," he said in an article published in the school's official website.

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    It was Eala's ninth win over the 14 games he played so far. Quite an impressive play for a freshman.

    Penn State will next face Michigan on Friday, and Michigan State on Sunday.

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