February 21 to 26 in Lithuanian city Siauliai takes place ITF Juniors tournament “Siauliai Open 2017”. Liepaja Tennis Sport school at the tournament is represented by Rebeka Margareta Mertena, Elza Tomase and Patrīcija Špaka, who had to start the participation at qualifications round and unfortunately they have already concluded the competition at the tournament.
To get to the Main draw, girls had to be among best 4 in Qualification. Elza Tomase won her first game against Sabīne Rutlauka (Latvia) with 7-5 6-3, but unfortunately her game deciding to get into the Main draw she lost against Eliz Maloney (Great Britain) with 6-1 6-1. Rebeka Margareta Mertena her first game had against Laura Slišāne (Latvia) by winning with 7-5 6-3, second game was against Kateryna Diatlova (Ukraine), in which Rebeka won with 6-1 6-2 and getting into the Main draw. Patrīcija Špaka began the qualification with victory over Milena Kriukelyte (Lithuania) with 6-1 6-0, in the second game she won over Maria Tolmacheva (Russia) with 6-2 6-2. At the last qualification game she won over Stefānija Poliščuka (Latvia) with 6-1 6-2, and got into the Main draw.
At the 1st round of Main draw Patrīcija Špaka had to compete against 3rd seeded Malene Helgo (Norway), and unfortunately Patrīcija lost with 3-6 1-6. Meanwhile Rebeka Margareta Mertena at 1st round of the Main draw won with 6-0 7-5 over Gerda Zykute (Lithuania). 2nd round game for Rebeka was against Maria Vittoria Viviani (Italy), and Rebeka lost with.
During the Singles tournament our students Patrīcija Špaka in pair with Stefānija Poliščuka (Latvia) and Rebeka Margareta Mertena in pair with Tamara Malesevic (Serbia) competed at Doubles tournament. Patrīcija with Stefānija lost already at the 1st round against pair from Ukraine and Russia (Oleksandra Andrieieva and Sofya Treshcheva) with 0-6 4-6. Meanwhile, Rebeka with Tamara at the 1st round of Doubles won over Netherlands and Italy pair (Lexie Stevens and Maria Vittoria Viviani) with 6-3 2-6 [10-4]. In Quarterfinals Rebeka and Tamara had to face the Ukrainian/Russian pair who won over Patrīcija and Stefānija. Unfortunately Rebeka and Tamara followed the same road and lost with 7(5)-6 2-6 [6-10].
February 11-18 in Lithuanian city Siauliai took place Tennis Europe tournament “Toyota Cup U16”. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Valērijs Vorobjovs and Alise Vindiga, who had to participate in qualification round and Elza Tomase, who was seeded 6th.
Valērijs Vorobjovs in qualification with 6-3 7-5 won over Patrick Peterson (Estonia) and qualified to Main Draw, where already in the 1st round he lost to Matas Vasiliauskas (Lithuania) with 2-6 3-6. Along Singles tournament Valērijs in pair with Daniil Snaider (Latvia) participated in Doubles, where already in the 1st game they lost to pair from Lithuania with 3-6 6-2 5-10.
Alise Vindiga in the 1st game of qualification won over Darja Kovaliova (Lithuania) with 4-6 6-4 6-2, but in other qualification game Alisei lost to Palina Babaryko (Belarus) with 3-6 4-6.
6th seeded Elza Tomase managed to win her way up to Quarterfinals, where she lost to 1st seeded Iveta Daujotaite (Lithuania) with 3-6 6-4 3-6. Elza in pair with Yeva Avetisyan (Armenia) participated in Doubles, where they managed to reach Final. In Final Elza with Yeva won over Latvian pair Margarita Ignatjeva and Stefānija Poliščuk with 6-3 6-2 and won Gold medal in Tennis Europe Doubles tournament.
February 11-12 in Ādaži took place “TC Ādaži prix” for U8, U9 and U10 age groups.
In U8 age group Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Karolīna Lāce, who in her subdivision won in three out of four games, so that gave her the possibility to compete for 4th-6th place. By winning one of two games, Karolīna at the tournament took 5th place.At U9 age group Liepaja was represented by Anna Azarova and Sabīne Vaidere. Anna and Sabīne each in their subdivisions took 1st places by winning all the subdivision games, so they got the possibility to compete for the victory in the tournament. In Semifinals both won their games, so they had to compete each against another at the Final. This time Sabīne Vaidere with 11:7 was better than Anna Azarova, and took 1st place at the tournament. Overall both Liepaja Tennis Sport school students brought back home gold and silver medals.In U10 age group Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Ketlina Arone and Anastasija Lomovska. Ketlina won in her subdivision, meanwhile Anastasija could win only one of the four games, so taking the 5th place at her subdivision. Ketlina did manage to win until the Final, where she with 4:2 lost to Līva Valaine, and won 2nd place.
February 5, in Jaunmārupe took place Mārupe Tennis school Prix for U9 age group. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Timo Bertrams Tikums and Maija Alise Zvirbule.
Timo Bertrams Tikums took 10th place, meanwhile Maija Alise Zvirbule won in her subdivision. Then by lost Semifinal, in game for 3rd place Maija Alise Zvirbule won over Aleksandra Torgošova from Jelgava and took bronze medal.
In team Latvia U12 age group two Liepaja Tennis Sport school students had debut – Dāvis Rolis and Enija Paula Aploka. Both new tennis players took part in team Latvia during 2017 Tennis Europe Winter Cups by HEAD, which took place in Tallinn (Estonia) January 27-29.In U12 boys competition team Latvia met with team Estonia and unfortunately lost with 2:1. First game was played by our Dāvis Rolis against Robert Raag and lost with 6-4, 6-1. Dāvis together with Gustavs Dambiņš played in doubles, where they won with 7-5, 6-2. As in overall team Latvia lost, they had the possibility to participate in Consolation round agaisnt team Finland. In this round team Latvia lost with3:0. At this round Dāvis Rolis competed only in doubles, where he together with Daniels Tens lost with 6-4, 6-2.In U12 girls competition team Latvia first met with team Belarus, where team Latvia lost with 2:1. Our student Enija Paula Aploka competed at 1st game against Hanna Tsitavets and lost with 6-2, 6-1. Girls from team Latvia similar as the boys had the possibility to participate at Consolation against team Finland and same as boys, team Latvia girls lost with 3:0. Enija Paula Aploka played double with Ksenija Raģe. And in intense game lost with 6-3, 5-7, 5-7.
Congratulations to our students with the debut at team Latvia and we wish for them to have more games and successful games at team Latvia.