Victory in Jelgava

March 24-26 in Jelgava took place 3rd leg of "LTU cup" for U14. In Main Draw Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Dāvids Špaks, Kārlis Vēberis and Paula Jankova, in qualification tournament - Karolīna Skābe and Elizabete Deglava. In qualification Elizabete Deglava already lost in 1st game against Letīcija Kalniņa (Lielupe TC) with 3-6 1-6, meanwhile Karolīna Skābe in qualification won over Mia Melbārde (Ādaži TC) with 6-1 6-4 and qualified to Main draw. In 1st round of Main draw Karolīna Skābe was better than other qualification round winner Simona Laugale (Tennis Pro Academy) with 6-3 6-3, but in 2nd round Karolīna lost to the next winner of tournament Elizabete Kļavinska (Centrālais Tenisa Klubs) with 1-6 0-6. Paula Jankova in hard 1st round game in Main draw lost to Elīna Ogaņesova with 6-2 2-6 4-6.At boys competition in 1st round Kārlis Vēberis won over Haralds Rožkalns (Mārupes TS) with 6-1 7-5, but in 2nd round lost to Daniels Tens (Spars TK) with 3-6 4-6. Meanwhile 1st seeded Dāvids Špaks began this tournament with 2nd round, where he won over Bruno Briedis (LSNT Akadēmija) with 6-3 6-3. In Semi-final Dāvids had easy won over Edvards Šnepsts (LSNT Akadēmija) with 6-0 6-2. In Final Dāvids met with Daniels Tens and celebrated victory in the tournament with 6-4 6-1.


The Administration of Liepaja Tennis Sport school has returned to tennis courts in Jurmala park and administrations working hours are from 9:00 to 17:00.

From Adazi with gold

March 19 in Adazi took palce "Babolat balvas izcīņa” for U10. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented with Elizabete Marta Hamitova, Marija Lauva and Ketlina Arone.Elizabete Marta Hamitova and Ketlina Arone in their subdivisions could win only one game from three and ranked third, so they had to compete for the 9th place, where they lost and followed was their duel for 11th place. This time Elizabete Marta Hamitova took 11th place and Ketlina Arone took 12th.Meanwhile Marija Lauva in her subdivision won all three games and won the subdivision. In Semifinal she won with 4:2. In Final Marija Lauva won with 4:1 and took Gold medal!

Again few medals in weekend

March 16 to 18 in Jurmala took place 3rd leg of “LTU cup” for U12. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Dāvis Rolis, Ričards Špaks, Didzis Vārna, Kristians Lasmanis and Enija Paula Aploka. At girls competition our Enija Paula Aploka in 1st round won over Marina Markina (Ādaži TC) with 6-1 6-2, but in 2nd round she withdraw herself against Deniela Konstantinova (Biedrība Tennis Rīgā) when the score was 6-1 0-4 (0:15). At boys competition Kristians Lasmanis in 1st round won over Georgijs Harjuzovs (Ventspils TK) with 6-3 6-3, but in 2nd round lost to Stefans Audriņš (Lielupes TC) with 0-6 2-6. Ričards Špaks lost already in 1st round against Oskars Gulbis (ACB/VL Tenisa skola) with 4-6 3-6. Didzis Vārna in 1st round won over Normunds Rudzītis with 6-0 6-4, but in 2nd round lost to Krišjānis Šulcs (ACB/VL Tenisa skola) with 1-6 0-6. Dāvis Rolis in 1st round was better than Dāvids Stabrovskis (Lielupe TC) with 6-2 6-4, in 2nd round he won over Aleksandrs Taukačs (ACB/VL Tenisa skola) with 6-3 6-1, in Semifinal Dāvis was better than Stefans Audriņš (Lielupe TC) with 6-0 6-2. In Final Dāvis Rolis played against Krišjānis Šulcs (ACB/VL Tenisa skola) and in 3 set game our Dāvis took 1st place with 4-6 6-2 6-3.March 18 in Ādaži took place "TC Ādaži balvas izcīņa” for U8 and U9. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented - U8 age group with Paula Gurecka and Karolīna Lāce, U9 age group – Bogdans Kozlovs, Laura Kristiāna Sprūde, Maija Alise Zvirbule, Alise Latiša, Daniela Krušatina and Anna Azarova. In U8 age group Paula Gurecka took 4th place, meanwhile Karolīna Lāce took 5th place.In U9 age group for boys Bogdans Kozlovs took 10th place. In U9 girls competition Laura Kristiāna Sprūde took 13th place Daniela Krušatina - 6h place, Anna Azarova 5th place. Alise Latiša took 4th place, but Maija Alise Zvirbule - 3rd place and bronze medal.

In weekend few medals were won

March 10 - 12 in Mārupe took place “LTU cup Open 1st leg” for men. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Toms Sutris, Toms Rolis and Andrejs Koļesins. Both Toms were in Main draw, but Andrejs had to start in qualification round, where in 1st game Andrejs Punks (PTA Tenisa klubs) was won with 6:1 6:2, but in game for getting into Main draw Andrejs lost to Kārlis Ozoliņš (ACB/VL Tenisa skola) with 1:6 0:6. In Main draw Toms Sutris in 1st round competed against Dāvis Vītols (Ādaži TC) and in intense game lost with 1:6 6:4 6(6):7. Toms Rolis in Main draw in three sets won over Rihards Breicis (Avoti-GTK) with 7:5 4:6 6:2. In 2nd round Toms Rolis lost to the next winner of the tournament Rūdolfs Mednis (ACB/VL Tenisa skola) with 0:6 1:6.March 11 - 12 in Mārupe took place "TK Spars balvas izcīņa" for U9 age group. Liepāja Tennis Sport school was represented by Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese, Timo Bertrams Tikums, Ernests Brūders, Sabīne Vaidere, Evelīna Poikāne and Anna Azarova. At boys competition in subdivisions Timo and Ernests lost all games, but Matīss succeeded only in one game of three, but after then, in game for 9th place he won over both opponents and took 9th place. At girls competition in Semifinal met our Sabīne against Anna, who succeeded with 11:8, so Sabīne took 3rd place. In Final Anna Azarova competed against Evelīna Poikāne and took gold by winning with 12:10.March 11 - 12 in Ādaži took place “Skandi Motors kauss U14”, where Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Dāvids Špaks and Karolīna Skābe. Karolīna lost already in 1st round to Dārta Vorslava (Tennis Pro Academy) with 0:6 0:6. Meanwhile in boys competition Dāvids Špaks in 1st round won over Haralds Rožkalns (Mārupes TS) with 6:0 6:1. In 2nd round Mihails Vasiljevs (LSNT Akadēmija) was defeated with 6:0 6:1, by winning Dāvids got into the Final, where he had to compete against Aleksandrs Taukačs (ACB/VL Tenisa skola). In Final Dāvids won with 6:0 6:4 and took 1st place.

Medals won in various tournaments

February 26 in Riga took place “PTC Prix” for U9 age group. 1st place was won by Liepaja Tennis Sport school student Maija Alise Zvirbule. Our other student - Daniela Krušatina took 3rd place.March 2-4 in Lielupe took place LTU cup 2nd leg for U18 age group. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Renārs Grodskis, Valerijs Vorobjovs, Alise Vindiga, Alise Grundule and Veronika Zalcmane. Veronika Zalcmane won in qualification round. In Main draw she won in the 1st round over Marija Golovenkina (Daugavpils BJSS) with 6:1 6:2, but in 2nd round she lost to Anna Jakovļeva (ABC/VL) with 1:6 1:6. Alise Vindiga as well won in 1st round over Anija Ozoliņa (Ventspils TK) with 6:2 6:4, but as Veronika, she lost in 2nd round to Alise Čerņecka (without club) with 0:6 0:6. Alise Grundule lost already in 1st round to Laura Slisāne (ACB/VL) with 0:6 2:6. At boys competition Renārs Grodskis in 1st round won over Ivana Trifanovs (Ventspils TK) with 6:1 6:1, in 2nd round he won over Markuss Tions (Tennis Pro Academy) with 6:4 6:0, but in Semifinal Renārs lost to Rūdolfs Aksenoks (without club) with 5:7 3:6. Valerijs Vorobjovs in 1st roudn won over Dāvis Alksnis (LSTA-SK) with 6:4 6:2, in 2nd round he was better than Rūdolfs Ulmanis (LSNT Akadēmija) with intense 6:3 6:7(2) 7:6(1), but in Semifinal he lost to Jānis Auslands (LSNT Akadēmija) with 0:6 1:6. As both of our students lost in Semifinals, Renārs and Valerijs had to compete for 3rd place. In this duel Renārs won over Valerijs with intense 4:6 6:2 6:4 and took Bronze.March 5 in Jaunmārupe took place "Mārupes Tennis school Prix" for U8 age group. In the tournament participated two Liepaja Tennis Sport school students and took both highest places - Karolīna Lāce won the tournament and Gold, but Paula Gurecka took 2nd place and Silver.

In various tournaments Bronze medals were won

Past weekend took place different tennis tournaments with participation of Liepaja Tennis Sport school students. February 24-26 in Ādaži took place 2nd leg of LTU (Latvian Tennis union) cup for U14 age group. Liepāja Tennis Sport school was represented by Dāvids Špaks, Dāvis Rolis, Ralfs Laukagals, Evelīna Ķīvīte, Karolīna Skābe and Elizabete Deglava. Karolīna Skābe and Elizabete Deglava began at the qualification round, but both lost their first games. Meanwhile Evelīna Ķīvīte in the 1st round of Main Draw won over Sindija Manovska (ACB/VL tenisa skola) with 6-3 7-6(7), but in the 2nd round lost to Valerija Kargina (Tennis Pro Academy) with 3-6 3-6. At boys competition Ralfs Laukagals at the 1st round of Main Draw lost to Roberts Rancāns (Mārupes TS) with 2-6 3-6. Dāvis Rolis at 1st round had an easy victory over Patriks Kozlovskis (Centrālais tenisa klubs) with 6-0 6-0, but in the 2nd round Dāvis lost to Ruslans Filipenko (Lielupes TC) with 3-6 6-1 1-6. Meanwhile Dāvids Špaks 1st round began with an easy win over Edvards Vingris (Jelgavas TC) with 6-0 6-0, in the 2nd round Dāvids continued his wins with victory over Dāvids Stabrovskis (Lielupes TC) with 6-3 6-1, but in Semifinal Dāvids lost to Ruslans Filipenko (Lielupes TC) with 2-6 1-6. In the game for 3rd place Dāvids could come back to winning spree with a winning game over Gustavs Dambiņš (Tennis Pro Academy) with 7-6(6) 6-3, and taking the Bronze.lielupeFebruary 25 in Jūrmala took place U10 age group tournament for girls - “MILZU Prix”. Liepāja Tennis Sport school was represented by Elizabete Marta Hamitova, Marija Lauva and Ketlina Arone. Ketlina Arone by winning one of 4 games in her subdivision took 3rd place in the subdivision, so she had the possibility to compete for places 9 to 12. By winning both games with 4-2, Ketlina took 9th place. Elizabete Marta Hamitova won two of four games and took 3rd place in her subdivision, but in the games for places 9 to 12, she lost already in the first game. Meanwhile Marija Lauva won all four games and took 1st place in her subdivision, by doing so she had the possibility to compete for places 1 to 4. Unfortunately at Semifinal Marija lost with 1-4, but in game for 3rd place she won with 4-1 and took Bronze.lielupe_1

Three students participate at ITF Juniors

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.tomase 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.PATRICIJA5 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.rebeka_margareta 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].

In Tennis Europe tournament in Siauliai – gold medal

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.vorobjovs 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.vindiga 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.tomase 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.

Silver from Mārupe

February 18, Mārupe, "TK Spars prix" for U8 age group. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Karolīna Lāce and Paula Gurecka. Karolīna in her subdivision won 2 from 3 games, but she took only 3rd place in the subdivision, so she had to compete for places 9-12. By loosing the first game, but winning the other, Karolīna Lāce was placed 11th in the tournament.
Meanwhile, Paula Gurecka in her subdivision won 2 out of 3 games, but was ranked 1st in her subdivision, so she had the possibility to compete for the overall victory in the tournament. In Semifinal Paula won, but in Final with 11:8 lost to Anna Zudāne and took 2nd place in the tournament.