In March 29th, 2015 took place Liepāja Tennis Sports school Easter Prix for U8 age group. Together with Easter bunnies at tournament participated girls and boys.
1st place – Didzis Čerņecovs
2nd place – Emīls Solovjovs
3rd place – Ralfs Frickauss
1st place – Marija Lauva
2nd place – Megija Mūrniece
3rd place – Maija Alise Zvirbule
Pictures from the tournament can be seen at “Gallery“
Congratulations and luck in next tournaments.
In Ādaži on March 21st and 22nd took place 3rd leg of LTU cup for U18 age group. Liepaja Tennis Sports school was represented by 5 youngsters – Rebeka Mertena, Marta Pagraba, Signija Stībele, Elīna Zīverte and Toms Rolis.E.Zīverte lost at 1st round to A.Babņejeva with a score 6/3 6/2, but T.Rolis in first match lost to M.Rocēns with 6/1 6/4. S.Stībele finished the competition at second round by loosing to K.Cērpiņai. M.Pagraba successfully was playing until the semifinal, at the game for getting into final, M.Pagraba lost to teammate R.Mertena with 6/1 6/1. But in the game for 3rd place M.Pagraba lost to Krista Cērpiņa with a score 7/5 3/6 2/6, and took 4th place. Our Rebeka Mertena won this leg of LTU cup by winning over Viktorija Demčenkova with a score 6/4 6/2.
Has finished the 3ed leg of Latvian Tennis Union cup for U12 age group, which took place in Jelgava. Young tennis players from Liepaja participated in this tournament with various results.Best results this time was succeeded by boys. From Liepaja in tournament participated 4 boys – Kārlis Vēberis, Dāvids Špaks, Dāvis Rolis and Ričards Špaks (all coached by O.Bordjugova). D.Rolis and R.Špaks defeated already at the first round of the main draw. K.Vēberis succeeded into the best of eight, by winning the first round with a 6/0 6/2 over Kristaps Toms Tauriņš from Ādaži, but in the next round Kārlis lost to Martins Ugļovs (TK Spars) and the competition for Kārlis was over. D.Špaks in the first game won over M.Locs (Daugavpils BJSS) 6/1 6/3, in the second game Dāvids won over D.Tens (TK Spars) 6/4 7/5. In semifinal Dāvis succeeded against R.Auniņš from Jelgava with a score 6/3 6/2. In a game for champions title Dāvis lost to E.T.Liepiņš and took 2nd place.At the girls competition both girls from Liepāja – Inna Rozga and Karolīna Skābe lost already in the first round of Main draw. But I.Rozga succeeded at qualification rounds, where she won two games. One won game in qualification had Paula Jankova and Enija Aploka, but it wasn’t enough to get in to the Main draw. As well at qualifications competed our Evelīna Ķīvīte, but she lost already in the first game.
Next weekend in Jelgava will compete players from U18 age group, but on March 27th – 29th – U14 age group.
On March 6th to 8th at tennis center “Lielupe” will take place Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Europe Africa zone 2nd group match between team Latvia and team Bulgaria. Today at hotel “Islande” took place the official draw in which it was determined that Friday first game will be between Mārtiņš Podžus and Aleksandar Lazov.At official draw it is determined the game schedule. Team captains Kārlis Lejnieks and Todor Enev for single games nominated highest ranked players, but Bulgaria Tennis federation president Stefan Tzvetkov drew the name of Mārtiņš Podžus. So it meant, that Mārtiņš will play the first game against 2nd number of Bulgaria – Aleksandar Lazov. Beginning of this game – Friday at 15:00.
After this game will take place the second single game, where the twin brother of Mārtiņš – Jānis Podžus will meet against team Bulgaria 1st number – Dimitar Kuzmanov. Saturday at 14:00 will take place double games, team captains nominated Artūrs Lazdiņš / Rūdolfs Mednis and Tihomir Grozdanov / Ilia Kushev. Sunday from 14:00 remaining single games – Mārtiņš Podžus against Dimitar Kuzmanov and Jānis Podžus against Aleksandar Lazov.We remind that games will take place at tennis center “Lielupe” in Jūrmala, Oskara Kalpaka prospekts 16. Ticket sale in all “Biļešu serviss” cash-boxes. Ticket prices – 25 euro for all gamedays, 10 euro (Friday or Sunday) and 8 euro (saturday). Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is supported by – Itera, Skonto būve, Jūrmalas city and Domenikss.
Information from Latvian Tennis union
On February 26th to 28th at Tennis center “Lielupe” took place 2nd leg of Latvian Tennis Union Cup for U14 age group.From Liepaja Tennis Sports school at this tournament participated Daniels Špaks, who unfortunately didn’t pass qualification round, Alise Vindiga and Veronika Zalcmane, both got into the main draw from qualification tournament, Renārs Grodskis (1st seeded), Patrīcija Špaka (2nd seeded) and Elza Tomase (3rd seeded).
Patrīcija Špaka (coach – O.Bordjugova) started 1st round with win over Nika Balmiševa (Spars-TK) with a score 6:3 6:1. 2nd round Patrīcija had a great game and won over Aleksandra Jakovleva (individual) with a score 6:1 6:0. In Semifinals Patricia continued successful game by winning over Stefānija Poļiščuka (Enri-TK) with a score 6:1 6:2. In Finals Patrīcija met with Laura Šlisāne (Mārupes TS) and took confident victory with a score 6:2 6:1, and took 1st place in the tournament.
Renārs Grodskis (coach – D.Kozlovs) in 1st round with 6:1 2:6 6:2 won over Renards Skutelis (Daugavpils BJSS), in 2nd round with 6:0 6:2 won over one more representative from Daugavpils BJSS – Mihails Draguns. In Semifinals Renārs continued his winning streak by winning over Rūdolfs Aksenoks (LSNT Akadēmija) with a score 6:4 6:3. In Finals Renārs competed against Kārlis Ozoliņš (Mārupes TS) and lost with a score 1:6 3:6. So in the 2nd leg of Latvian Tennis Union Cup for U14 age group Renārs Grodskis took 2nd place.
Elza Tomase (coach – I.Kublačova) in 1st round with score 6:1 6:2 won over Dārta Daļecka (Mārupes TS). In 2nd round Elza won over Eva Zazdravniha (Enri-TK) with 6:0 6:2. But in Semifinals Elza lost to Laura Slišāne (Mārupes TS) with a score 2:6 4:6. In the game for 3rd place against Stefānija Poļiščuka (Enri-TK), Elza lost with a score 3:6 1:6 and took 4th place.
Alise Vindiga in 2nd round lost to Laura Slišāne. But Veronika Zalcmane in 1st round lost to Stefānija Poļiščuka.
From March 6th to 8th in Latvia (Tennis center “Lielupe”) will take place Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Europe Africa zone 2nd group match between team Latvia and team Bulgaria.
Team Latvia will represent quite new team – Mārtiņš Podžus, Jānis Podžus, Artūrs Lazdiņš and Rūdolfs Mednis. For Rūdolfs Mednis this will be first call to Davis cup team. Team Latvia captain – Kārlis Lejnieks.
February 14th in Lithuanian city Siauliai took place Tennis Europe tournament Toyota Cup U16. In tournament participated Rebeka Margareta Mertena from Liepaja Tennis Sports school, she was seeded 8th.
In tournament Rebeka did play till the final game. On first game Rebeka won over Uliana Pyshkina from Russia with 6:0 6:0, on second game with a score 6:1 6:2 Rebeka won over Aukse Maciulaityte from Lithuania, third game was against 4th seeded Katyarina Paulenka from Belarus, Rebeka won with 6:2 4:6 6:1. In semi-final Rebeka played against one more Belarus player Yana Prysmakova, Rebeka won with 1:6 6:1 7:5. On February 21st at Toyota Cup U16 final game Rebeka was meeting against tournaments 1st seeded player – Daniela Vismane from Latvia. Unfortunately in final Rebeka lost with a 6:3 6:2.
February 14th at the Liepaja Secondary school No8 took place Liepaja Tennis Sports school organized tournament for U8 red age group “Liepāja TSS Prix”.
Photos from the tournament can be found “Galerija”
We thank company “Venden” for the tournament support.
March 6th to 8th in Latvia will take place Davis Cup by BNP Paribas in Europe Africa zone 2nd group match between Latvia and Bulgaria. Games this time will be played at closed courts of tennis center “Lielupe”.
Ticket sale at “Biļešu serviss” will start from February 14th. Ticket prices – 25 Euro for all days, 10 Euro (Friday and Sunday) and 8 Euro (saturday).
Davis Cup by BNP Paribas matches in Jūrmala are supported by Itera, Skonto būve, Jūrmala city and Domenikss.
Information by Latvian Tennis Union