Eala is US Open girls champ
Alex Eala adds a singles juniors Grand Slam title to her two doubles crowns.
The 17-year-old Filipina bagged a juniors grand slam singles title for the first time, adding to juniors grand slam doubles wins with Priska Madelyn Nugroho of Indonesia in the 2020 Australian Open and with Oksana Selekhmeteva of Russia in the 2021 French Open.
Eala denied Havlickova’s bid for a second singles grand slam title of the year after topping the French Open.
It was a big leap for Eala, who made her first US Open juniors appearance in 2019 and making the quarterfinals in 2021.
Arvin Gamboa and the Cardinals are off to a fine start.
The Cardinals, runners-up last season, took control early and held on.
James Kwekuteye led all scorers, coming up with 15 points for the Red Lions, who bowed out at the semifinal stage last year.
Arellano University scored a 63-58 win over Emilio Aguinaldo College in the other game.
Shane Menina scored 15, Axel Doromal added 13 and Neil Tolentino had 10 points for the Chiefs.
Allen Liwag had 12 points and 13 rebounds, while Nat Cosejo had 10 points and six boards for the Generals.
Jerwin Ancajas update
Jerwin Ancajas is determined to regain the super flyweight title.
The former world champion is looking to regain his IBF super-flyweight crown.
Ancajas lost the title to in a unanimous decision in Las Vegas earlier this year and the rematch has beern set for Oct. 8 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
The 30-year-old Ancajas holds a 33-2-2 record with 22 knockouts, while Martinez, 31, of Argentina, is unbeaten in 14 matches with 8 KOs.