July 14 and 15 in Riga took place “Rīgas satiksmes tenisa kluba balvas izcīņa” (Riga traffic tennis club Prix) for U8, U9 and U10. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by – Maija Jablonska and Viktorija Homutova in U8, Jeļizaveta Rižkova and Poļina Iļasova in U9.In U8 Viktorija Homutova finished 6th, meanwhile Maija Jablonska finished 4th.In U9 Poļina Iļasova finished 4th, but Jeļizaveta Rižkova finished 3rd.
July 11 in Liepaja Tennis Sport school was organized a meet and greet with former Liepaja Tennis Sport school student, WTA 21st ranked Anastasija Sevastova. In the event could participate all Liepaja Tennis Sport school students, their parents and other interested persons. Anastasija told about her tennis career and how it began in the Liepaja tennis courts, responded to questions and played together with children.
July 9 to 11 in Riga took place “Zālīša Cup 14″(“Zālīša kauss U14”), which was as well the 6th leg of LTU (Latvian Tennis Union) Cup for U14. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Evelīna Ķīvīte, Karolīna Skābe, Enija Paula Aploka, Dāvids Špaks, Dāvis Rolis and Ričards Špaks.
Ričards Špaks and Dāvis Rolis lost already in 1st round, but Dāvids Špaks in 1st round with 6-3 6-2 won over Maksims Kazancevs (Orange Tennis). In 2nd round Dāvids with 7-6(7) 6-1 won over Stefans Audriņš (Zauers TK), but in the game for the Final Dāvids with 4-6 1-6 lost to Gustavs Dambiņš (Tennis Pro Academy). In game for the 3rd place Dāvids Špaks in intense game against Artjoms Afanasjevs (Orange Tennis) with 6-4 4-6 6-7(4) lost and finished 4th.At girls competition Karolīna Skābe with 6-4 2-6 3-6 couldn’t win against Deniela Konstantinova (Biedrība Tennis Rīgā) in 1st round. Enija Paula Aploka in 1st round with 6-1 6-4 won over Alīna Krancmane (Biedrība Tennis Rīgā), but in the game for Semifinal Enija with 6-7(3) 1-6 lost to Angelīna Bļinova (TSS Open). Evelīna Ķīvīte in 1st round with 6-2 6-1 won over Jekaterina Babaiceva (Orange Tennis). In 2nd round with 6-3 6-4 she won over Ksenija Rage (Tennis Pro Academy). In Semifinal Evelīna with 6-3 6-1 continued to win, this time against Nikola Nikolajeva (Biedrība Tennis Rīgā). In Final Evelīna Ķīvīte with 0-6 6-1 6-2 had a victory against Angelīna Bļinova (TSS Open), so Evelīna Ķīvīte triumphed and took the 1st place in the 6th leg of LTU cup for U14.
In collaboration with tennis club “Garkalne” from June 25 to 28 in Bērzciems took place common training and competitions in tennis and in overall fitness for U9 and U12 age groups. In free time young tennis players became artists by painting pictures with the topic “Wonderland”, as well they enjoyed the nature around Bērzciems.
Coaches: Olga Bordjugova, Elīna Zīverte.
From June 30 till July 7 Liepaja Tennis Sport school students Dāvids Špaks and Karolīna Skābe participated at the Tennis Europe tournament “Vilnius tennis academy cup 2018” in Vilnius (Lithuania). Both our students began with the Qualifiers. Dāvids Špaks with two wins granted himself a place in Main Draw, but unfortunately Karolīna Skābe couldn’t qualify to Main Draw.In the 1st round of Main Draw Dāvids with 6-0 7-6(5) won over Hendrik Katmuk (Estonia), but in the game for Quarterfinals Dāvids in intense game with 0-6 6-4 2-6 lost to Iegor Opanasenko (Ukraine).Meanwhile from July 3 to 7 in Tallinn (Estonia) two Liepaja Tennis Sport school students – Elza Tomase and Patrīcija Špaka competed in ITF Junior Circuit tournament “17th Tallink Cup 2018” for U18. Both our students began the tournament already in Main draw.Elza Tomase in 1st Round with 6-1 6-4 won over Laura Laanbek (Estonia), but in the game for Quarterfinal Elza with 2-6 4-6 lost to 2nd seeded Elizaveta Dementyeva (Russia).
Patrīcija Špaka in 1st round with 6-2 6-2 won over Sofiya Chekhlystova (Estonia). In 2nd round with 6-1 6-1 Patrīcija had an easy win over Elena Malykh (Russia). But in the game for the Semifinal Patrīcija with 4-6 4-6 lost to Lissi Kubre (Estonia).Both our students competed as well in the Doubles, but they had different partners. Elza Tomase played with Laura Slišāne (Latvia) and they lost already in the 1st round to Julia Jelen (Poland) and Marketa Panackova (Czech Republic). Meanwhile Patrīcija Špaka played together with Lissi Kubre (Estonia), who won over Patrīcija in the Singles tournament. In intense 1st round game Patrīcija and Lissi won over Russian pair Elena Malykh and Elizabet Anna Mintusova with 7-5 2-6 [10-8]. In the game for the Semifinal Patrīcija and Lissi with 6-4 7-5 won over other Russian pair – Lidiia Rasskovskaia and Daria Repina. For getting into the Final Patrīcijai and Lissi had to defeat Latvian pair Margarita Ignatjeva and Stefānija Poliščuk. With 3-6 1-6 Patrīcija and Lissi lost and couldn’t get into the Doubles Final.
2nd leg winners:
1st place: Laura Prikule/ Dagnis Šliseris
2nd place: Kitija Kļaveniece/ Elans Strazdiņš
3rd place: Zane Vilnīte/ Ģirts Antonovs Pictures from this leg can be found – here.
Next leg will be held on July 18, when the competition will take place again for the men and women pairs.
June 30 at the tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis Sport school took place “Liepājas balvas izcīņa” (Liepaja Prix) for U8. In the tournament participated 35 young tennis players of whom 17 represented Liepaja Tennis Sport school.Best result of our players at boys competition showed, who won 4th place.
1st place – Kārlis Dambiņš (Tennis Pro Academy)
2nd place – Krišjānis Emīls Priede (individual)
3rd place – Raimonds Stabiņš (Mārupes TS)At girls competition from our young tennis players the best success was to Emīlija Brūdere who took 4th place.
1st place – Melanija Lielgalve (Centrālais tenisa klubs)
2nd place – Diana Jansone (Fortūna un Sports-Z)
3rd place – Monta Visočanska (Mārupes TS)
June 25 till July 1 Liepaja Tennis Sport school student Enija Paula Aploka participated in Tennis Europe tournament “19th Babolat Cup” for U14 which took place in Estonian capital Tallinn.In 1st Round Enija with 6-0 6-3 won over Diana Zubovich (Belarus), but in the game for getting into the Quarerfinal with 3-6 4-6 Enija lost to 2nd seeded Sonya Kovalenko (Ukraine).
Enija Paula Aploka together with Marissa Minetti (Finland), participated in Doubles. In 1st Round with 6-2 6-3 Latvian and Finnish pair won over Estonians Hanna Grete Hoop and Maarja Leinstrep. In the game for Semifinal Enija and Marissa with 1-6 2-6 lost to Ukrainians Sonya Kovalenko and Mariia Nikitash.
June 29 to July 1 in Valmiera took place LTU cup 4th leg for adults. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Justs Jakovļevs, Toms Sutris, Toms Rolis, Matīss Šteinhards, Renārs Grodskis and Mārtiņš Jaunzems.Toms Sutris, Matīss Šteinhards and Toms Rolis got into the Semifinals. Toms Sutris in Semifinal met against Rūdolfs Mednis (ACB/VL Tenisa skola) and lost with 3-6 0-6. In the second Semifinal pair met two Liepaja Tennis Sport school representatives – Matīss Šteinhards against Toms Rolis. With 6-4 6-1 victory was claimed by Toms Rolis. So Matīss Šteinhards and Toms Sutris finished in split 3rd place, but Toms Rolis in Final met against Rūdolfs Mednis. With 0-6 0-6 Toms Rolis lost and finished in 2nd place.
In June 30 and July 1 in Garkalne took place “Garkalnes atklātais turnīrs” (Garkalne Open tournament) for U10. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese. By winning all his games in Subdivision, Matīss granted a place for himself in the Final round. In the Final round for 1st to 3rd place all three players, including Matīss, gad one win and one loss. By calculating the scores, it was settled, that Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese won the 1st place in the tournament.