In June 21, at the Liepaja beach took place 1st leg of beach tennis ““Vega 1” beach volleyball and tennis league” with men and women pair games. At the tournament participated 26 men and 12 women.At women competition participated six pairs. Three of the pairs had the same number of won games and only one lost game. After comparing the results, for the 1st leg winners became Marta Krauze and Kristīne Saldeniece, in the 2nd place finished Elīna Zīverte and Diāna Lauva, but in 3rd place – Ieva Pelnēna and Zane Vilnīte.At men competition, because of the big number of participants, pairs were divided in two subdivisions. In 1st subdivision Artis Svaža and Edgars Kļaviņš won all games and got the possibility to compete for the 1st place overall. In 2nd subdivision Elans Strazdiņš and Māris Verpakovskis won all games as well and had to compete against winners of 1st subdivision, where with 8-4 better were Artis Svaža and Edgars Kļaviņš and took 1st place overall, leaving in overall 2nd place Elans Strazdiņš and Māris Verpakovskis. For the 3rd place competed Ģirts Antonovs with Rihards Dūčis against Gints Siliņš and Mārtiņš Krūms. With 7-5 3rd place was taken by Ģirts Antonovs and Rihards Dūčis.2nd leg of “”Vega 1″ beach volleyball and tennis league” will take place in July 5, where will be mixed pairs tournament. In the tournament can compete all inhabitants of Latvia, who on the day of the tournament is at least 14 years old. In case you don’t have a playing partner, don’t worry, it can be assigned on the spot, as well if you don’t have beach tennis paddles, we can provide you with them on the tournament time.All results and tournament rules (in Latvian) can be found under “Beach tennis” – http://tennis.liepaja.lv/pludmales-tennis/?lang=en.
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June 17 to 23 at the tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis Sport school took place Tennis Europe “Liepaja International tournament 2017” for U14. At the tournament participated young tennis players from 11 countries – Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Estonia, Israel, Poland, USA, Belarus, Japan, Cyprus and Great Britain.
Overall win at girls competition took Jana Kolodynska (Belarus), by winning in intense game against Diana Shnaider (Russia) with 6-3 2-6 6-3. At boys competition won Maks Kasnikowski (Poland) by winning against Alan Bojarski (Poland).
At girls Doubles the overall victory was taken by Belarus pair – Jana Kolodynska and Anastasiya Komar, by winning over pair from Israel – Mika Dagan Fruchtman and Ronnie Noar with 6-3 6-3.
At boys Doubles triumphed Edvards Teodors Liepiņš (Latvia) and Anton Arzhankin (Russia), who managed to win in intense game and could come back after almost impossible score – 6-3 3-6 11-9 against Polish pair Alan Bojarski and Maks Kasnikowski.
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June 10 – 11 in Ventspils took place “Ventspils balvas izcīņa” (Ventspils Prix) for U10. Liepaja Tennis Sports school was represented only by girls – Sabīne Vaidere, Annete Skripka, Alise Latiša, Ketlina Arone and Elizabete Marta Hamitova. After subdivision games in Semifinal could play Elizabete Marta Hamitova, Alise Latiša and Sabīne Vaidere. After Semifinals, to the Final got only Elizabete Marta Hamitova. Unfortunately in Final Elizabete lost and took 2nd place in the tournament. In game for 3rd place Alise Latiša could win over Sabīne Vaidere, who took 4th place. Ketlina Arone won 5th place and Annete Skripka – 7th place.June 11 in Ādaži took place “TC Ādaži balvas izcīņa” (TC Ādaži Prix) for U8 and U9. In U8 Liepaja Tennis Sports school was represented by Orests Ronis and Paula Gurecka, meanwhile, in U9 – Daniela Krušatina. Orests Ronis in his subdivision took 3rd place and at the end in overall he finished 9th. Paula Gurecka, by winning all games in subdivision had the possibility to compete for the victory in tournament. Paula with 11:7 in Semifinal got the possibility to play in Final, where she unfortunately lost with 9:11 and took 2nd place in the tournamnet. Daniela Krušatina in her subdivision finished 3rd, and could take 10th place in overall at 19 players competition.
June 3 – 9, Lithuanian city Siauliai hosted Tennis Europe international tournament “Toyota Cup U16 2017”. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Valerijs Vorobjovs and Alise Vindiga.Valerijs Vorobjovs in 1st round met with Vilius Gaubas (Lithuania) and won with 6:1 6:3. In 2nd round Valerijs won over Igor Kurbatov (Russia) with 6:1 6:4. In Quarterfinal Valerijs had to compete against 1st seeded Matas Vasiliauskas (Lithuania). In this game Valerijs lost to the next winner of the tournament with 2:6 4:6.Alise Vindiga in 1st round won over Otilija Norkute (Lithuania) with 6:2 6:3. But in 2nd round she lost to Evelina Vitkeviciute (Lithuania) with 4:6 4:6.
June 6 to 8 in Bukulti took place “LSTA Vasaras sezonas atklāšanas sacensības” (LSTA Summer season opener” for U14. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Elizabete Deglava. In 1st round Elizabete won over Līva Vītoliņa (Ādaži TC) with 6:1 6:3, meanwhile in 2nd round she lost to Johanna Priedīte (ACB/VL Tenisa skola) with 1:6 0:6. In the tournament overall Elizabete Deglava took shared 7th place.June 10 to 12, in Rīga took place “LSTA Vasaras sezonas atklāšanas sacensības” (LSTA Summer season opener” for U18. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by 2nd seeded Signija Stībele. In 1st round Signija had an easy win over Evelīna Krigere-Krigele (Centrālais tenisa klubs) with 6:0 6:0. In Semifinal Signija continued with an easy win over Simona Laugale with 6:1 6:0. In Final Signija met with 1st seeded Anna Bukina (LSNT akadēmija) and in very intense game Signija could win with 1:6 7:5 6:4 and triumphed in the whole tournament.
In June 21, 2017, will start 1st leg of “Vega 1” pludmales volejbola un tenisa līga (“Vega 1” beach volleyball and tennis league). In total there will be 5 legs in Beach tennis:
1st leg – June 21 – Men and Women pair games
2nd leg – July 5 – Mixed pair games
3rd leg – July 19 – Men and Women pair games
4th leg – August 2 – Mixed pair games
5th leg – August 16 – Men and Women pair games
More information about tournament and participation – “Vega 1” pludmales volejbola un tenisa līgas pludmales tenisa nolikums (in Latvian)
June 2 and 3, in tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis Sport scjool took place “Liepājas Tenisa sporta skolas un Prince balvas izcīņa” (Liepaja Tennis Sport school and Prince Grand Prix) for U12. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Ričards Špaks, Didzis Vārna, Kristians Lasmanis, Gustavs Pagrabs, Gregors Lazdāns, Artjoms Splenders, Ralfs Rukmanis, Kristofers Boks, Kristiana Lagzdiņa, Evelīna Beneša, Valērija Januška, Ketlina Arone, Paula Kapleite and Marija Lauva.At girls competition till the Semifinal could get Marija Lauva, who, to get into the Semifinal won over 1st seeded Sofija Zariņa (Mārupes TS) with 6-3 6-0. In Semifinal Marija could win over Georgija Okropiridze (Biedrība Teniss Rīgā) with 2-6 7-5 6-4. But in Final Marija Lauva lost to Beatrise Zeltiņa with 6-7(6) 0-6 and took 2nd place in the tournament. Results for other Liepaja Tennis Sport school players – Ketlina Arone – shared 7th place, Kristiana Lagzdiņa – 9th place, Valērija Januška – shared 11th place, Evelīna Beneša and Paula Kapleite – shared 13th place.Medalists – 1st place Beatrise Zeltiņa, 2nd place Marija Lauva (Liepaja Tennis Sport school), 3rd place Aleksandra Rožkalne (Mārupes TS).At boys competition till the Semifinals could get Kristians Lasmanis, Didzis Vārna and Ričards Špaks. Kristians Lasmanis in Semifinal lost to 1st seeded Krišjānis Šulcs (ACB/VL Tenisa skola) with 0-6 2-6. Meanwhile in the 2nd Semifinal competed two our students and Ričards Špaks with 6-3 6-4 won over Didzis Vārna. So for the 3rd place competed Didzis Vārna against Kristians Lasmanis and in intense game Kristians Lasmanis won with 6-4 7-6(2) and took 3rd place in the tournament. But Ričards Špaks in Final competed against Krišjānis Šulcs and unfortunately lost with 4-6 1-6 and took 2nd place.Results for other Liepaja Tennis Sport school players – Didzis Vārna – 4th place, Gustavs Pagrabs – 6th place, Ralfs Rukmanis – shared 7th place, Kristofers Boks – shared 11th place, Gregors Lazdāns and Artjoms Splenders – shared 13th place.Medalists – 1st place Krišjānis Šulcs (ACB/VL Tenisa skola), 2nd place Ričards Špaks (Liepaja Tennis Sport school), 3rd place Kristians Lasmanis (Liepaja Tennis Sport school).
Thanks to the supporter of the tournament – Prince.