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    News you need to know: Eala is US Open girls champ, NCAA roundup, Ancajas update and more

    Sep 11, 2022
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    Alex Eala adds to her title collection; Jerwin Ancajas braces for a title rematch; Arellano is off to a fine start.
    PHOTO: AP / spin.ph

    Eala is US Open girls champ

    Alex Eala US Open

    Alex Eala adds a singles juniors Grand Slam title to her two doubles crowns.

    TEEN pro Alex Eala proved too much for juniors world No. 3 Lucie Havlickova, 6-2, 6-4, in the title match of the US Open girls on Saturday in New York (Sunday, Manila time).

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    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.

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    It was a big leap for Eala, who made her first US Open juniors appearance in 2019 and making the quarterfinals in 2021.

    NCAA roundup

    Arvin Gamboa Mapua vs San BedaArvin Gamboa and the Cardinals are off to a fine start.

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    ARVIN Gamboa scored 12 points and Brian Lacap added 11 as Mapua stunned San Beda, 66-55, on opening day of the NCAA Season 98 on Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum.

    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 training

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    Jerwin Ancajas is determined to regain the super flyweight title.

    JERWIN Ancajas will continue his training in California as he prepares for his title rematch against Fernando Martinez of Argentina.

    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.

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      Alex Eala adds to her title collection; Jerwin Ancajas braces for a title rematch; Arellano is off to a fine start.
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