The Philippines’ Alex Eala and Hanne Vandewinkel of Belgium exited the US Open girls doubles tournament after they lost 5-7, 6-2 (10/7) to Americans Elvina Kalieva and Reese Brantmeier in the semifinals on Friday.
Eala and Vandewinkel overcame a 5-3 deficit to take the first set at Court 12.
But Kalieva and Brantmeier were more composed in the second set, never looking back after securing a 3-1 lead.
In the tiebreaker, the Americans capitalized on consecutive errors by their opponents to seize a 6-2 lead, which they held on to en route to victory.
After drawing an opening-round bye, Eala and Vandewinkel beat Michaela Laki of Greece and Slovakia's Radka Zelnickova 6-3, 3-6 (10/6), then downed Americans Madison Sieg and Elizabeth Coleman 6-1, 6-7 (10/7) to book a final-4 berth.
Eala’s run in singles play was cut short when she lost to Sebastianna
Scilipoti of Switzerland 7-5, 6-3 in the quarterfinals.
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