Liepaja Summer Championship has concluded

All week in Liepaja took place last summer season tournament “Liepaja Summer Championship” for youth in all age groups and for adults. Even though the participant number was not so big, the city champions were decided.u12_meitenesIn U12 age group for girls won Karolīna Skābe by winning in Final over Evelīna Ķīvīte with 7/6(4) 6/2. 3rd place was taken by Agnese Laugale (Rīga). At boys competition won Dāvis Rolis by winning with 6/0 6/2 over his training partner Ričards Špaks. 3rd place was taken by Ralfs Laukagals.u12_zeniIn U14 age group for girls great victory was celebrated by Alise Vindiga who during the whole tournament lost only 5 games. In Final she won over Dana Gribeļska with 6/1 6/1. Bronze went to Veronika Zalcmane. The boys competition didn’t take place because of lack of participants.u14_meitenesIn U18 age group for girls, the champion title was taken by Marta Pagraba who won in Final with 6/1 6/4 over Alise Vindiga. 3rd place was taken by Alise Grundule who in intense game won over Dana Gribeļska with 6/1 0/6 7/6(2). As well in this age group boys competition didn’t take place because of lack of participants.u18_meitenesIn the weekend competed adults at Mans competition. Liepaja champion title was won by Jānis Skroderis (ACB/VL), 2nd place won Daņils Kozlovs and 3rd – Toms Rolis.viriesi

Second ITF in Liepaja has concluded

Already second year in the courts of Liepaja Tennis Sport school took place ITF tournament “Venden Cup Liepaja 2016”.balvasAt the tournament participated 6 Liepaja Tennis Sport school students – 3 girls and 3 boys. Toms Rolis and Renārs Grodskis started with qualifiers, but unfortunately they couldn’t manage to get into the Main draw. At Main draw competed Valērijs Vorobjovs, Patrīcija Špaka, Elza Tomase and Rebeka Mertena.meitenes_pusfinalistesThe best success had our Rebeka, who managed to get into the Semifinal, where in a long and intense game she lost to the next tournament champion Anastasia Kulikova (Russia) with 6/1 5/7 1/6.dubultspeles_meitenes_finalistes_ar_tiesnesiemElza won in two rounds, and lost only in game for getting into the Semifinals to next Silver medalist Katrina Saar (Estonia) with 3/6 3/6. Unfortunately Patrīcija and Valērijs lost already in the 1st Round.lielbildeIn Doubles our girls showed good game. Elza Tomase and Elīza Buka, by receiving the Wild card to play in the Doubles, had good games and won Silver medals, by loosing only in Final to Finnish and Belarus pair with 2/6 1/6.dubultspeles_zeni_finalistizeni_pusfinalistimeitenes_finalisteszeni_uzvaretaji

In Liepaja has concluded Tennis Europe tournament for U12

Last week of August, 2016, in the courts of Liepaja Tennis Sport school took place “Tennis Europe” tournament for U12 age group “Liepaja International Tournament”. In tournament participated 74 participants from 10 countries.IMG_3689Winner in girls Singles competition became Laura Hietaranta from Finland, in Final she won over Rozalia Gruszczynska from Poland with 6/3 6/2. In Doubles champion title was taken by Latvians – our student Evelīna Ķīvīte and Amēlija Šūpulniece from Riga, in the Final they won over Lithuanians Smilte Bakyte and Patricija Paukstyte with 6/3 6/2. In Singles tournament participated two our students Evelīna Ķīvīte and Karolīna Skābe, but both lost already in the 1st round. But in the Consolation tournament our Evelīna Ķīvīte became winner.IMG_3695At boys competition the champion title was taken by Filip Pieczonka who in Final won over Claudius Amon with 6/2 6/1. Claudius in the 1st round with 6/4 6/4 won over our Dāvidu Špaku, but in the 2nd round with 6/1 6/1 he won over other our student Dāvis Rolis. Our third player Ričards Špaks unfortunately lost already in 1st round. In the Consolation tournament our Dāvids Špaks took all wins. At boys Doubles 1st place was taken by Polish pair Gabriel Matuszewski and Filip Pieczonka, in Final with 6/4 6/2 they won over Claudius Amon (Germany) and Osvaldas Borkertas (Lithuania).IMG_3671 IMG_3656 IMG_3643 IMG_3635 IMG_3623 IMG_3614

Good success in Latvian championship 2016

August 2016, in tennis center “Lielupe” took place Latvian championship for all age groups where our students won 15 medals in overall – 10 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze.grupaIn U12 age group for boys the champion title in Singles and Doubles was won by Dāvids Špaks, who in Doubles played with his training partner Dāvis Rolis. At girls competition gold medal was won in Doubles by our Evelīna Ķīvīte who played together with Amēlija Šūpulniece from Rīga.spakskivite

In U14 age group for boys silver medal was taken by our Valērijs Vorobjovs, meanwhile in Doubles playing in pair with Daniels Linkuns-Morozovs they remained unbeaten. At girls competition double champion became our Elza Tomase. In Doubles she played together with Dārta Daļecka from Rīga. Bronze medal was taken by our duet Alise Vindiga and Dana Gribeļska.vorobjovstomaseIn U16 age group for boys bronze was taken by Ulmanis/Grodskis. At girls competition our Patrīcija Špaka was the best in Singles and Doubles, together with Stefānija Poļiščuka. In Doubles Sivler was won by our Alise Grundule and Katrīna Lasmane.rolisIn U18 age group for boys the Doubles champions became Jakovļevs/Rolis. At girls competition 1st place in Singles was taken by our Rebeka Mertena, but in Doubles, together with our Marta Pagraba they won Bronze.mertena_pagraba


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Victories at LTU Cup leg for U12 age group

Last weekend in Liepaja took place LTU (Latvian Tennis Union) Cup leg for U12 age group. In boys competition all medals was won by our students, all coached by O.Bordjugova.
lts_u12_augusts_zeniChampion title was won by Dāvids Špaks, who in Final won over his training partner Dāvis Rolis with 6/1 6/0. Bronze was won by Ričards Špaks, who won over Dāvids Stabrovskis (Jūrmala) with 6/1 6/0.
lts_u12_augusts_meitenesAt girls competition unbeaten remained our student Evelīna Ķīvīte, who in the Final won over Sindija Manovska (ACB/VL Tenisa skola) with 6/3 6/2. 3rd place was won by Nikola Nikolajeva (RTU – SK), who won over Nikola Baikova from Rīga.

Liepaja 35+ team already 4th time in a row wins Latvian team championship

Last weekend concluded Latvian Club team championship. Already 6th year in a row, since the establishing in 2011, Liepaja Senior team made it into the Final. As our team all these years continue to play in the age group 35+, each year all the competitors have younger tennis players to strengthen the teams.

Komandas, kuras satikās 35+ grupas finālā – Liepāja un ACB/VL

35+ Finalists – Liepāja and ACB/VL

Team Liepaja in Final had to face team ACB/VL which included former Latvian Davis cup team member, two leading players in Latvian 35+ ranking. After the victory of our team in regular season they won in Semifinal over team Lafivents (Jūrmala) with 4-2. Team ACB/VL with similar result in Semifinal won over team Rīgas Satiksme.

After 4 Single games the result was 1-3 for the opponents. So the opponents could win in the Final just by winning one set in the remaining two Double games. The remaining games were very intense. In the first set of the first Double game the result was 3-5 for the opponents and in the second set 2-5, in the second set of the second Double game the result was 2-4 for the opponents… Using all the experience and support, team Liepaja could manage the impossible mission – in the first Double game they won with 7-5, 7-6 and in the second Double game – 6-4, 6-4! So the overall result became 3-3 and to define the winner of the Final, it was necessary to count the won sets for each team. The calculations showed, that team Liepaja had one won set more than opponents. So team Liepaja won 5th Latvian champion title in six years!

Liepaja Senior tennis team players: Andrejs Koļesins, Eduards Grodskis, Gints Rolis, Andis Čerņecovs, Erlands Lazdāns, Didzis Holštroms, Andis Cirsis, Artūrs Eglītis, Darius Augustinaitis, Arunas Rozga, Elans Strazdiņš. Team Liepaja thanks to the supporters – Liepaja city Sport department and Liepaja Tennis Sport school administration and staff.

With the this years victory, team Liepaja will have the opportunity to represent Latvia at European club team championship in 2017. This year, thanks to the victory last year, team Liepaja will participate next month in the European club team championship which will take in Southspain (organizer Tennis Europe decided to move the tournament from Turkey).

This year Liepaja Senior team member Andrejs Koļesins has a successful Singles tournament season. After successful participation in the team Latvia in World Championship in Croatia (in May) and with victories in few high rank ITF tournaments this year and after the last won ITF 1st category tournament Andrejs at the moment takes 15th position in the ITF 40+ world Singles rating.

Our students had a few successful tournaments

Has concluded few tennis tournaments in Latvia, where Liepaja Tennis Sport school students had a good success.yonex_u14_visi_uzvaretajiIn the tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis Sport school took place LTSS and Yonex Grand prix for U14 and U18 age groups. In U14 age group for boys, the champion title was taken by Ivans Trifanovs (Ventspils), who in Final won over Dāvis Rolis with 6/1 6/4. Bronze was won by Daniels Špaks, who with 6/2 6/2 won over his training partner Kārlis Vēberis. At girls competition the champion title was taken by Alise Vindiga, who in Final with 6/3 6/3 won over other our student Dana Gribeļska, 3rd place was taken by Selīna Anna Mazura (Rīga), who won over our Paula Jankova with 6/3 6/2.yonex_u14_uzvaretajasyonex_u14_uzvaretajiIn U18 age group, 1st place was taken by our Toms Rolis, 2nd place went to Justs Jakovļevs (ACB/VL Tenisa skola), but 3rd place took our Renārs Grodskis. At girls competition unbeaten remained our Marta Pagraba, who in Final was better than our other student Elza Tomase with 6/3 7/5. 3rd place was taken by our Alise Vindiga, who won over our Signija Stībele with 6/3 6/2.yonex_u18_visi_uzvaretajiIn Ventspils took place 7th leg of LTU cup for U14 age group. At girls competition the whole podium was taken by our students: 1st place – Alise Vindiga, 2nd place – Dana Gribeļska, 3rd place – Veronika Zalcmane. At boys competition our students didn’t take any medals back home. Daniels Špaks in the game for 3rd place lost to Ivans Trifanovs (Ventspils) with 6/0 6/0.yonex_u18_uzvaretajasyonex_u18_uzvaretajiLast weekend in our tennis courts took place one more tournament – leg of LTU cup for U12 age group. At boys competition the champion title won our Dāvids Špaks, who in all games had great victories, and in Final with 6/0 6/2 won over Reinis Kupfers (Tennis Pro Academy). 3rd place was taken by Artjoms Afanasjevs (Orange Tennis s/sk), who won over Gustavs Dambiņš (Tennis Pro Academy) with 6/1 6/0. In girls competition the champion title was taken by the youngest tennis player – in 2006 born Valērija Maija Kargina, she didn’t allow for the opponents to one more than 3 games. And in the Final she won over Amēlija Šūpulniece (ACB/VL Tenisa skola) with 6/1 6/1. 3rd place was taken by Dārta Vorslava, who with 6/1 6/0 won over the main favorite of the tournament – our Evelīna Ķīvīte.

LTU cup leg for all age groups has been played

Last week took place LTU cup leg for all age groups. U12 and U14 groups participated in Mežparks (Riga), but U18 group competed in Ventspils. In all tournaments participated Liepaja Tennis Sport school students with various success.

In U12 group Liepaja Tennis Sport school students couldn’t get any medals, even thou for the bronze competed Evelina Ķīvīte and Dāvis Rolis. Evelīna lost to Valērija Kargina (Rīga) with 6/3 6/4, but Dāvis couldn’t play for the 3rd place because health issues.alise_vindigaIn U14 group Daniels Špaks in 1st round won over Martins Ugļevs with 7/6(7) 6/1, but in 2nd round lost to the tournaments favorite Renards Skutelis (Daugavpils) with 6/0 6/1. At girls competition the best result had Alise Vindiga, she won 3rd place and bronze. In Semifinal Alise lost to Dārta Daļecka (Riga) with 6/2 6/1 and in Final Dārta Daļecka became the winner of the tournament. Our Alise in game for 3rd place won over 1st seeded Līva Vēvere with 6/2 6/1. Meanwhile our Dana Gribeļska won in the 1st round, but in the 2nd round lost to the tournaments winner Dārta Daļecka with 6/1 6/1, but our Veronika Zalmane already in 1st round lost to Eva Zazdravniha with 4/6 6/0 6/1.tomaseIn U18 group in Ventspils girls from Liepaja had good success. Elza Tomase took home Silver medal. In Final she lost to Kristiāna Linda Zahare with 6/3 6/4. Elza training partner Alise Grundule took 3rd place, by winning in the last game over 2nd seeded Annelija Akmane with 6/1 6/1.

Already this weekend new tennis players will compete in tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis Sport school, where will take place LTSS and Yonex Grand Prix.