Alex Eala ran out of gas in the second round qualifying of the W100 Shrewsbury tournament after yielding to a more experienced rival Monday, Oct. 31 (early Tuesday in Manila) in Great Britain.

Alex Eala fails to make it to the main draw of the W100 Shrewsbury tournament. (File Photo from Alex Eala’s Facebook page)

Eala, 17, succumbed to 24-year-old hometown bet Maia Lumsden, 6-1, 7-5, in her bid to earn a berth into the main draw round.

A victory could have set up Eala a main draw first-round meeting with fellow qualifier Joanna Garland of Chinese Taipei, in this tournament staking $100,000 total cash purse.

Prior to the loss, Eala beat British foe Ranah Akua Stoiber, 6-3, 6-1, in the first round qualifying.

The Filipina is coming off a semifinal finish at the W80 Poitiers in France over the weekend where she went through two qualifying matches.

Source: Manila Bulletin (