Few medals in tennis festival

May 20 and 21 in Riga took place “LTS SEB pavasara tenisa festivāls” for U8, U9 and U10. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by – U8 - Orests Ronis, Paula Gurecka, Karolīna Lāce, Jeļizaveta Rižkova, U9 - Ernests Brūders, Timo Bertrams Tikums, Alise Latiša, Terēza Lotta Tikuma, Daniela Krušatina, U10 - Evelīna Poikāne, Marija Lauva, Maija Alise Zvirbule, Sabīne Vaidere, Anna Azarova, Ketlina Arone and Elizabete Marta Hamitova.In U8 age group for boys Orests Ronis came 7th in overall.In U8 age group for girls Jeļizaveta Rižkova lost all games in her subdivision and the tournament for her was finished. Meanwhile Karolīna Lāce came 5th in overall, but Paula Gurecka won silver medal and 2nd place overall.In U9 for boysErnests Brūders came 13th overall, Timo Bertrams Tikums came 29th.In U9 age group for girls Terēza Lotta Tikuma came 19th overall, Daniela Krušatina came 10th. Meanwhile our Alise Latiša won the tournament and took Gold medal.In U10 for girls Evelīna Poikāne came 17th, Sabīne Vaidere came 14th, Maija Alise Zvirbule - 12th and Anna Azarova - 11th. Ketlina Arone, Elizabete Marta Hamitova and Marija Lauva won in their subdivisions, so they had to compete for the overall victory. Elizabete Marta Hamitova in overall took 6t place, Ketlina Arone izcīnīja - 4th place and Marija Lauva won Silver and took 2nd place.

Victory in adults tournament

May 20 to 21 in Bukulti took place “LSTA Atklātās pavasara sacensības” tournament for adults. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Vanesa Molodija (born in 2001).

In 1st round Vanesa won over the 2nd seeded Irēna Jurisone (Ādaži TC) with 6-3 6-4. In Semifinal she won over Vladislava Bondere with 5-7 6-4 6-1. In Final Vanesa Molodija with 6-3 7-5 won over Agrita Gavronska (Centrālais Tenisa klubs) and took the victory in the tournament.

Semifinal in ITF Juniors

May 15 to 20 in Ventspils took place ITF Juniors tournament for U18 “Ventspils Open by Babolat”. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Valerijs Vorobjovs, Alise Vindiga, Paula Jankova and Signija Stībele, who started in qualifiers, but couldn't qualify. Meanwhile in Main draw participated our Justs Jakovļevs, Matīss Šteinhards, Patrīcija Špaka, Rebeka Margareta Mertena and Elza Tomase.In boys competition Justs Jakovļevs lost already in 1st round to Andrey Vorobyev (Russia) with 4-6 3-6, and Matīss Šteinhards lost in 1st round to Ammar Elamin (Ireland) with 1-6 2-6.In girls competition Elza Tomase in 1st round won over Lisse Kubre (Estonia) with 6-1 6-7(3) 6-1, but in 2nd round Elza lost to 2nd seeded Veronika Pepelyaeva (Russia) with 5-7 2-6. Rebeka Margareta Mertena in 1st round won over Alisa Gaivoronskyte (Lithuania) with 6-1 7-5, but in 2nd round she lost to Alisa Budanova (Russia) with 6-7(2) 2-6. Patrīcija Špaka in 1st round had an easy win over Irina Babkova (Russia) with 6-1 6-0, in 2nd round Patrīcija had walkover, but in Quarterfinals she won over Katriin Saar (Estonia) with 7-5 6-2. In Semifinal Patrīcija lost to 1st seeded and next winner of the tournament Alise Čerņecka (Latvia) with 5-7 2-6.

In Liepaja wins our students

May 13 and 14 in the tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis Sport school took place season opening tournament "Dzintara Wilson" (Amber Wilson) for U12 age group. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Dāvis Rolis, Ričards Špaks, Didzis Vārna, Kristians Lasmanis, Gustavs Pagrabs, Dāvis Ziemelis, Artjoms Splenders, Gregors Lazdāns, Ralfs Rukmanis, Kristers Boks, Enija Paula Aploka, Kristiana Lagzdiņa, Paula Kapleite, Valērija Januška, Ketlina Arone, Evelīna Beneša and Žaklīna Buče.In boys competition Liepaja Tennis Sport school students had duels already in 1st round where Artjoms Splenders lost to Gustavs Pagrabs with 6:1 6:0 and Didzis Vārna won over Kristers Boks with 6:1 6:0. Gregors Lazdāns lost to Georgijs Harjuzovs (Ventpils TK) with 6:1 6:0, Ralfs Rukmanis lost to Tomass Priede (individual) with 6:2 6:2. Meanwhile Kristians Lasmanis won over Mārtiņš Rubezis (Enri TK) with 6:3 6:1 and Dāvis Ziemelis won over Artjoms Poddubnijs (individual) with 6:1 6:1. 1st seeded Dāvis Rolis and 2nd seeded Ričards Špaks the 1st round had free.In 2nd round in the Liepaja Tennis Sport school student duels won Dāvis Rolis with 6:0 6:0 against Gustavs Pagrabs and Ričards Špaks with 6:1 6:0 winning over Dāvis Ziemelis. Meanwhile, our Didzis Vārna won over Tomass Priede (individual) with 6:0 6:0 and our Kristians Lasmanis, in intense game won over Georgijs Harjuzovs (Ventspils TK) with 7:6(8) 5:7 6:1.In Boys Semifinals competed only students from Liepaja Tennis Sport school. Dāvis Rolis had an easy win over Kristians Lasmanis with 6:0 6:0, meanwhile Ričards Špaks won over Didzis Vārna with 6:3 6:2. So for the 3rd place competed Kristians Lasmanis with Didzis Vārna and in this duel with 6:2 7:5 won Kristians Lasmanis, and took the Bronze medal. In the game for the victory in tournament between Dāvis Rolis and Ričards Špaks, impressive won took Dāvis Rolis with 6:0 6:0.In the 1st round of girls competition, Liepaja Tennis Sport school students Žaklīna Buče lost to Georgia Okropiridze (Biedrība Teniss Rīgā) with 1:6 1:6, Paula Kapleite lost to Laura Spārniņa (LSNT Akadēmija) with 5:7 0:6, Evelīna Beneša against Aleksandra Rožkalne (Mārupes TS) with 0:6 0:6 and Valērija Januša against Līva Lūse (Enri TK) with 1:6 0:6. But our Ketlina Arone won over Jana Deņisenko (Centrālais Tenisa klubs) with 4:6 6:1 6:0 and Kristiana Lagzdiņa against Deboru Samanoviču (TK Jūra) with 6:0 6:1. 1st seeded student of Liepaja Tennis Sport school Enija Paula Aploka had the 1st round free.In 2nd round our Enija Paula Aploka had an easy win over Georgia Okropiridze (Biedrība Teniss Rīgā) with 6:1 6:0, but our Ketlina Arone unfortunately lost to Laura Spārniņa (LSNT Akadēmija) with 4:6 1:6 and our Kristiana Lagzdiņa lost to 2nd seeded Anna Bulava (Lielupe TC) with 1:6 2:6.In Semifinal Enija Paula Aploka won over Laura Spārniņa (LSNT Akadēmija) with 6:3 6:2. In the Final our Enija Paula Aploka won over Aleksandra Rožkalne (Mārupes TS) with 6:0 6:1 and took the 1st place in the tournament.Medalists in the boys competition:
1st place – Dāvis Rolis (Liepaja Tennis Sport school)
2nd place – Ričards Špaks (Liepaja Tennis Sport school)
3rd place – Kristians Lasmanis (Liepaja Tennis Sport school)Medalists in the girl competition:
1st place – Enija Paula Aploka (Liepaja Tennis Sport school)
2nd place – Aleksandra Rožkalne (Mārupes TS)
3rd place – Anna Bulava (Lielupe TC)
More pictures available in "Gallery".  

In 6th leg of LTU cup – 2nd and 3rd place

May 10 to 12 in Riga took place championship for youth and 6th leg of LTU cup for U18. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Valerijs Vorobjovs, Renārs Grodskis and Alise Vindiga. Alise Vindiga in 1st round won over Luīze Valtere (LSNT Akadēmija) with 6-2 6-3, but in 2nd round she lost to Elīza Buka (ACB/VL Tenisa skola) with 5-7 0-6. At boys competition Valerijs Vorobjovs in 1st round had easy win over Arturs Legzdiņš (Enri-TK) with 6-0 6-1. In 2nd round Valerijs won over Markuss Tions (Tennis Pro Academy) with 6-4 6-1. In Semifinal Valerijs lost to Maksims Kazijevs with 6-1 3-6 2-6. In game for 3rd place Valerijs Vorobjovs won over Valentins Lukjanskis with 7-5 (att.) and took Bronze.

Renārs Grodskis in 1st round had easy win over Kristers Kozlovskis (LSTA-SK) with 6-0 6-0. In 2nd round came victory over Daniils Žukovs (Tennis Pro Academy) with 6-2 6-1. In Semifinal Valentins Lukjanskis was won with 6-2 6-2. In intense Final game he lost to Maksims Kazijevs with 6-2 4-6 1-6, and took Silver.

3rd place in Jelgava

May 6 and 7, in Jelgava Tennis center  took place JTC open tournament for U9. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Timo Bertrams Tikums, Ernests Brūders, Alise Latiša and Daniela Krušatina.

In boys competition Ernests Brūders in his subdivision won one game out of five and took 5th place in subdivision. Meanwhile, Timo Bertrams Tikums in his subdivision lost to all opponents and took 6th place in subdivision.

At girls competition Daniela Krušatina in her subdivision won two out of three games and had the possibility to play for places 5 to 8. By winning all games, Daniela Krušatina took 5th place in overall. Meanwhile Alise Latiša in her subdivision won all three games and had the possibility to compete for the win in the tournament. By winning two out of three games, Alise Latiša won 3rd place in overall.

One tournament without medals

May 7 to 9, in Riga took place Riga youth championship and 5th leg of LTU cup for U14. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Evelīna Ķīvīte, Paula Jankova, Karolīna Skābe un Elizabete Deglava.

Karolīna Skābe and Elizabete Deglava began with qualifiers, but in the competition among 16 young tennis players, they couldn't get into the Main draw. Paula Jankova lost already in 1st round against 2nd seeded Odrija Rača (ACB/VL Tenisa skola) in intense game with 7-5 2-6 3-6. Evelīna Ķīvīte in 1st round won over Emīlija Sausverde (Rīgas Satiksmes tenisa klubs) with 7-6(5) 6-4. But in game for getting into the Semifinal, Evelīna lost to Dārta Vorslava (Tennis Pro Academy) with 4-6 1-6.

All medals stays in Liepaja

May 5 to 7 in tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis Sport school took place 5th leg of LTU cup for U18 age group. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was well represented - Justs Jakovlevs, Valerijs Vorobjovs, Renārs Grodskis, Matīss Šteinhards, Daniels Špaks, Kārlis Vēberis, Rebeka Mertena, Patrīcija Špaka, Elza Tomase, Alise Vindiga, Veronika Zalcmane, Alise Grundule, Signija Stībele, Dana Gribeļska, Paula Jankova, Karolīna Skābe and Anastasija Rižkova.In boys competition already in 1st round lost Kārlis Vēberis, Matīss Šteinhards and Daniels Špaks. In Semifinals Justs Jakovlevs in really intense game at the end won over Daniils Žukovs (Tennis Pro Academy) with 6-0 5-7 7-5. The other Semifinal was between Valerijs Vorobjovs and Renārs Grodskis. In this duel won Renārs with 6-0 6-3. Valērijs Vorobjovs in the game for bronze could win over Daniils Žukovs with 6-2 6-2. In Final Renārs Grodskis won over Justs Jakovlevs with 6-3 6-4 and took 1st place.In girls competition Anastasija Rižkova didn't qualify to Main draw, where already in 1st round lost Dana Gribeļska, Karolīna Skābe, Alise Grundule and Paula Jankova. In 2nd round the tournament ended for Alise Vindiga, Signija Stībele and Veronika Zalcmane. In Semifinal Rebeka Mertena won over Elīza Buka (ACB/VL tenisa skola) with 6-2 6-3. In the other Semifinal Elza Tomase lost to Patrīcija Špaka with 6-1 6-2. So Elza Tomase competed against Elīza Buka for Bronze. Elza could manage victory with 6-4 7-6(6) and took 3rd place. Rebekas Mertenas and Patrīcija Špaka duel for the 1st place was won by Rebeka with 6-3 6-3.Medalists in boys competition:
1st place – Renārs Grodskis
2nd place – Justs Jakovlevs
3rd place – Valerijs VorobjovsMedalists in girls competition:
1st place – Rebeka Mertena
2nd place – Patrīcija Špaka
3rd place – Elza TomaseMore pictures can be seen in "Gallery".

From Riga with silver

May 4-5, in Riga took place championship for youth, which was as well 4th leg of LTU Cup for U12 age group. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Ričards Špaks, Didzis Vārna and Enija Paula Aploka.Already in 1st round Didzis Vārna lost to Krišjānis Šulcs (ACB/VL Tenisa skola) with 6-7(2) 2-6 and his competition in this tournament was finished. Meanwhile Ričards Špaks in 1st round intense game could win over Maksims Kazancevs (Orange tennis) with 7-6(3) 6-7(7) 6-1. Unfortunately in 2nd round Ričards lost to 1st seeded Gustavs Dambiņš (Tennis Pro Academy) with 2-6 1-6.
1st seeded our Enija Paula Aploka in 1st round had an easy win over Agnese Laugale (Tennis Pro Academy) with 6-0 6-0. In 2nd round Enija won over Līva Valaine (Tennis Pro Academy) with 6-0 6-1. In Semifinal Enija got a victory over Līva Vēvere (Denisa Pavlova Tenisa skola) with 6-3 6-3. But in Final she lost to Ksenija Rage (Tennis Pro Academy) with 0-6 2-6. So Enija Paula Aploka in this tournament won 2nd place and silver medal.

International tournament “Dzintara Wilson” for U10

May 4, Restoration of Latvian Independence day, in tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis Sport school took place international tournament “Dzintara Wilson” for U10 age group.Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese, Marija Lauva, Anastasija Lomovska, Ketlina Arone, Evelīna Poikāne, Anna Azarova, Annete Skripka and Sabīne Vaidere.In boys competition Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese in his subdivision could won only one game out of three and in overall he took 5th place.In girls competition Marija Lauva took 4th place, Anastasija Lomovska - 10th place. Evelīna Poikāne took 5th place. Anna Azarova - 8th place. Annete Skripka - 9th place.Sabīne Vaidere in her subdivision won all three games and had the possibility to compete for the overall victory in tournament. As well Ketlina Arone won all games in her subdivision and together with Sabīne and Aleksandra Rožkalne from Mārupe continued their competition for the overall win in the tournament.All three girls by playing in one division, Aleksandra Rožkalne won in both games against Liepaja Tennis Sport school representatives and took the Gold medal of the tournament. Meanwhile in the deciding game for the 2nd place, Ketlina Arone managed the victory over Sabīne Vaidere and Keltina took Silver medal, while Sabīne had to go home with Bronze medal.Boys competition medal winners: 1st place – Ričards Dzirkals (Tenisa centrs "Ādaži") 2nd place – Jonas Skierus (Klaipeda, Lithuania) 3rd place – Nils Neo Trapāns (Tenisa centrs "Ādaži") Girls competition medal winners: 1st place – Aleksandra Rožkalne (Mārupes tenisa skola) 2nd place – Ketlina Arone (Liepājas Tenisa sporta skola) 3rd place – Sabīne Vaidere (Liepājas Tenisa sporta skola) More pictures can be seen in "Gallery".