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.

From Vilnius with silver

Two Liepaja Tennis Sport school students – Elza Tomase and Alise Vindiga had a successful Tennis Europe “Vilnius Tennis Academy Cup” tournament for U14 age group, which took place from 4th to 10th July in Lithuanian capital Vilnius.

Alise had a great qualification round and could continue the tournament in Main draw. In 1st round Alise won over 3rd seeded Sofija Každan from Belarus with 6/3 6/3. In 2nd round Lithuanian Milena Kriukelite with 6/4 6/0 was won, but in quarterfinal Alise lost to Belarusian Kristina Dmitruk with 7/6(6) 6/2.elza_tomase_vilna_07_16Elza in this tournament took Silver medal in Singles, but in Doubles, together with Dārta Daļecka they played till Semifinal. In Singles Elza till the Final game had great victories one after another, but in the Final game she lost to the 1st seeded opponent from Russia – Marija Bondarenko with 6/4 7/5. In Doubles Elzas pair was stopped in Semifinal by Russian pair Marija Bondarenko/Anna Grigoreva with 6/4 6/3.

This week our tennis players will have tournaments in Latvia – U18 in Ventspils, but U12 in Rīga.

Latvian Olympics successful to our players

July 1st to 3rd, at Cēsu tennis courts took place tennis tournament of Latvian Olympics, where good success had our players.13621399_1027432377371619_995738658_oAt women competition the Latvian Olympics gold was won by our Rebeka Mertena, who in Final won over Kristiāna Zahare (Riga) with 6/3 6/4. In game for 3rd place competed both our players – Marta Pagraba against Elīna Zīverte. Bronze was taken by Marta Pagraba with 6/3 6/3.13639487_1027432364038287_763980641_oIn women Doubles our pair Mertena/Pagraba lost in Final to Zahare/Veinberga (Riga) with 3/6 6/4 10/8 and took Silver medal.13621628_1027432390704951_1047570676_oIn Men Doubles our Kozlovs/Rolis in the game for Bronze won over Breicis/Krūze (Valmiera) with 6/3 6/1 and took 3rd place.

Good success for Liepaja tennis players

In Tallinn has concluded Tennis Europe “17th Babolat Cup U14”, where Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Valērijs Vorobjovs. In Singles tournament Valerijs successfully passed the qualification rounds and got into the Main draw.DSC_1255In the 1st round of Main draw Valērijs Vorobjovs won over Mihail Dubrousk from Belarus with 6/4 6/2, but in second round, in a 3 set game lost to the next winner of the tournament – other Latvian representative Daniels Linkuns-Morozovs with 7/5 4/6 6/0. In Doubles, playing in pair with Linkuns-Morozovs, they won the champions title, by winning in Final ower Finnish pair Antinheimo/Leikola with 2/6 6/2 10/7.pagrabaMeanwhile, back in Latvia, at Riga Championship, which was as well LTU cup 6th leg for U18, great results had our Marta Pagraba, who during the tournament won over 2nd seeded Kristiana Linda Zahare (Rīgas Satiksmes tennis club) with 4/2 4/0, as well as winning over the main favorite of the tournament Anna Jakovļeva (ACB/VL tennis school) with 1/4 5/4(7) 5/4(6).pagraba2

TE Liepaja International Tournament U14 has concluded

Junie 18-24, during Midsummer celebration in Latvia (“Līgo”), at tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis Sport school, took place Tennis Europe 2nd category tournament “Liepaja International Tournament” for U14 age group.vienspeles_zeniIn the tournament participated best European young tennis players from 9 countries. At Singles tournament victories was celebrated by Russian representatives. In girls Final M.Shusharina(RUS) won over S.Kimchi(ISR) with 6-4 6-2. At boys competition E.Agafonov(RUS) defeated M.Kasnikowski(POL) with 7-6(4) 6-2vienspeles_meitenesLatvian success at Singles – our Patrīcija Špaka had to retire because of injury in Semifinals, but Daniels Linkuns-Morozovs from Riga lost at Semifinals.dubultspele_meitenesIn Doubles, our Elza Tomase in pair with E.Avetisyan(ARM) won champion title by winning in Final over Brich/Kimchi(BLR/ISR) with 7-6(5) 6-4. Meanwhile in boys Doubles Final Arzhankin/Kasnikowski(RUS/POL) defeated Eldiyar Uulu/Linkuns-Morozovs(RUS/LAT) with 6-1 6-3.dubultspele_zeniMore pictures from the tournament can be seen in “Gallery“.

Intense games for the young tennis players in Liepaja

Last weekend in Liepaja Tennis Sport school tennis courts took place “Labas balvas” Prix, where competed more than 70 young tennis players from various Latvian and Lithuanian tennis clubs.

Autore - Inga Aleksandroviene

Autore – Inga Aleksandroviene

Even thou the rain disturbed the 1st day events, it was possible to find out the winners of the tournament. In the youngest age group 1st place won our Anna Azarova (coach A.Rozentāls). 2nd and 3rd place was taken by representatives from Ādaži and Jelgava Kjāra Paula Želubovska and Aleksandra Torgošova. In the boys competition champion title was taken by Ralfs Upenieks from Jelgava, but 2nd and 3rd place stayed in Liepaja – Ernests Brūders and Markuss Lejiņš (both coached by A.Rozentāls).

Orange group was the hardest to our players. Only Marija Lauva (coach O.Bordjugova) could manage to get into medalists – 2nd place. 1st place took Daniela Puiše (Rīga), 3rd – Austeja Vasiļauskaite from Klaipēda. At boys competition 1st place – J.Aleksandrovs from Klaipeda, 2nd place – A.Sotikovs from Rīga, 3rd place – R.Gorsvāns from Ventspils.

In the Green group in girls competition the podium was taken by Riga representatives – 1st place – A.Rožkalne (Jaunmārupe), 2nd place – S.Zariņa (Mārupe), 3rd place – B.Zeltiņa (Rīgas klubs “Fortūna un sports”). In boys competition 3rd place was taken by our Ralfs Rukmanis (coach E.Reinfelde), 1st place was taken by Mārtiņš Rubezis from Mārupe tennis school, 2nd place – Georgijs Harjuzovs from Ventspils.

Gold and Silver from Tallinn

May 21st to 29th, in Tallinn (Estonia) took place Tennis Europe tournament “Estonian Junior Open” for U14 age group. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Elza Tomase (coach Ina Kublačova) and Valērijs Vorobjovs (coach Edgars Kļaviņš).

Elza Tomase returned home with Gold medal in Singles tournament and Silver medal in Doubles, where she played in pair with Dārta Daļecka from Riga.elza_tomase_tallina_16In Singles tournament Elza won in 1st and 2nd rounds without problems with 6/0 6/1, while playing against Armenian and Finnish representatives. Intense game was in the Quarterfinals against Elizaveta Gavrilova from Russia. In three set game better was our Elza with 6/3 4/6 6/1. In Semifinal Elza had to play against 1st seeded Anna Mikhailova from Russia, but she wasn’t a strong opponent to Elza in this tournament, and she won with 7/5 6/2. In Final Elza competed against Emilia Salo from Finland, and the champion title went to Elza by winning with 6/1 6/4.

In Doubles Final Elza and Dārta had to play against Anna Mikhailova and Emilia Salo. Opponents this time were better with 6/0 7/6(6). So Elza and Dārta took Silver.

Overall Elza received necessary points in Tennis Europe, which will allow to climb up in the European ranking and begin international tournaments in better positions.

Meanwhile our Valērijs Vorobjovs this tournament started from qualification, where he won over two Estonian players. In Main Draw in the 1st round Valērijs won over Oskar Erola from Finland with 6/0 6/1. In the 2nd round Valērijs had to compete against 1st seeded Pjotr Bar Birjukov from Russia, who won over Valērijs with difficult 6/3 6/7(5) 6/1.

In Liepaja concluded “Amber Wilson” for U12 age group

Despite rainy weather, in Liepāja took place “Amber Wilson” tournament for U12 age groupdzintara_wilson_u12_2dzintara_wilson_u12_1At girls competition 1st place took Enija Paula Aploka, by winning in Final over Mia Melbārde from Riga with 6/1 6/0. Bronze was taken by Karolīna Skābe, in game against Annu Bārbali with 6/0 6/0.dzintara_wilson_u12_4At boys competition unbeaten remained Dāvids Špaks, who in Final won over his training partner Dāvis Rolis with 6/3 6/2. 3rd place was taken by Ralfs Laukagals who won over other our student Ričards Špaks with 6/7(3), 6/1 6/2.dzintara_wilson_u12_3