Globe Fetes Alex Eala on 2nd Pro-Title, Sends Off Tennis Sensation to SEA Games
Filipina tennis sensation and Globe ambassador Alex Eala received a warm welcome at the company’s headquarters in Taguig City on Wednesday, May 4, as she visited Globe leaders and employees ahead of her Southeast Asian Games medal bid.
Eala, with parents Mike Eala and Rizza Maniego-Eala, Globe CFO, paid a courtesy call on Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu, who conveyed his congratulations for Eala’s latest win.
Eala had clinched her second pro title at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) W25 Chiang Rai in April, a stellar followup to her victory at the W15 Manacor in Spain in 2021.
“We are very proud of Alex, our Globe Ambassador, on her victory as she continues to bring glory to the country. She truly embodies our values of perseverance, the will to win, and the drive to continuously get stronger and better,” Cu said.
“We send her off to the SEA Games with our wishes for another victory. The Globe Group is behind her all the way and will be cheering for her as she takes the Philippine flag and the Globe brand to the tennis court,” he said.
During her visit, Eala also met with Globe employees who excitedly welcomed her at The Globe Tower, the first ambassador to visit the Globe HQ since return-to-office took effect in April.
“It felt like a homecoming. It was great to meet with the Globe leaders and employees a few days before I head to the SEA Games. I’ll bring this great energy with me. Thank you Globe for the constant support throughout my career!” Eala said.
Eala has been a Globe ambassador since age 8, getting the corporation’s support since her early days competing in tennis tournaments. The 16-year-old tennis ace has since gone on to reap several championships, including the 2021 French Open Juniors Doubles tournament and the Australian Open Girls’ Doubles in 2020.