Liepāja tennis team has returned from European Senior Club Championship, which took place from September 21 to 26 in Spain. This was already the 3rd time, when tennis club from Liepāja has the honor to represent Latvia by winning in Latvian Club Championship.
This year the competition took place in south Spain – near from city La Manga – thank to the support of Liepaja City hall our team could travel to Spain.
This year our team in the 35+ group had very strong club teams from Netherlands, Turkey, Spain and Great Britain. But team Liepaja could show honorable resistance.
Team Liepaja thanks all supporters, especially Liepaja City hall and Liepaja Sport department, Liepaja Special Economic Zone and “Elektrons&Ko”.
In European championship in team Liepaja played only formed students of Liepaja Tennis Sport school: playing captain Andrejs Koļesins, Eduards Grodskis, Andis Čerņecovs, Gints Rolis, Didzis Holštroms and Artūrs Eglītis. Two more former LTSS students Erlands Lazdāns and Andis Cirsis supported their team from home in Latvia.
In tennis courts of Liepāja Tennis Sport school has concluded last tournament of summer season – Liepāja Summer Championship in all age groups.
In U12 group for girls Liepāja champion became Evelīna Ķīvīte (coach O.Bordjugova), 2nd place took Inna Rozga (coach O.Bordjugova), but in 3rd place landed Karolīna Skābe (coach E.Reinfelde).
At boys competition all medalists were coach O.Bordjugova students. Champion became Dāvids Špaks, silver went to Ričards Špaks, but bronze to Ralfs Laukagals.
In U14 age group for girls unbeaten remained Alise Vindiga (coach E.Reinfelde), 2nd place took Vanesa Molodija (coach O.Bordjugova) but bronze medal received Veronika Zalcmane (coach I.Kublačova).
In boys competition the best success had Valērijs Vorobjovs (coach E.Kļaviņš), 2nd place took Daniels Špaks (coach O.Bordjugova), but 3rd place took Kristaps Cirsis (Rīga).
In U18 group for girls the champion title was won by Rebeka Mertena (coach D.Kozlovs), 2nd remained Marta Pagraba (coach O.Bordjugova) and 3rd place was taken by Signija Stībele (coach I.Kublačova).
In boys competition best was Renārs Grodskis (coach D.Kozlovs), silver went to Valērijs Vorobjovs (coach E.Kļaviņš), but bronze was taken by Kristers Skābe (coach E.Reinfelde).
Meanwhile in Jelgava (September 25 to 27) took place 8th leg of the LTU Cup for U18 age group. In girls competition the 1st place was taken by our student Rebeka Mertena. Congratulations!
On weekend, September 12 and 13 at the tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis Sport school took place Liepaja Open championship for adults, where participated 12 men and 4 women.
At the women competition won student of Liepaja Tennis Sport school – Marta Pagraba, who in Final won over her training partner – Agate Gurecka with 6/1 6/0. 3rd place was taken by our other student Signija Stībele, who won over Estere Burve from Riga with 6/1 6/1.
At men competition unbeaten remained Liepaja tennis veteran Eduards Grodskis, who played all games in 3 sets, by winning over Renārs Grodskis, Toms Rolis, and in Final over former training partner Andrejs Koļesins, who took 2nd place. Bronze was taken by student of Liepaja Tennis Sport school – Toms Rolis, who in the game for 3rd place won over Jānis Krastiņš from Riga with 6/2 6/3.
In Monday, September 14, will start Liepaja Summer championship for U12 age group, after which will take place championships in other age groups.
More pictures can be seen in “Gallery“.
From September 5 till 12 in the courts of Liepaja Tennis Sport school for the first time took place ITF tournament. Even thou the weather at the beginning of the tournament was quite rainy, at the competition participated participants from 14 countries.Latvia was represented by 12 girls and 5 boys. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Rebeka Mertena, Marta Pagraba, Elīna Zīverte, Patrīcija Špaka and Toms Rolis. Rebekai won in the 1st round, but in the 2nd round she lost to this tournaments semifinalist from Russia – Anastasia Veselova with 3/6 7/5 6/4. Other our students lost already in the 1st round.Winner of this tournament became Daniela Vismane (Latvia). In final she won over tennis player from Lithuania – Iveta Daujotaite with 6/3 6/4. In boys competition the best success from Latvia had Roberts Grīnvalds from Riga, who lost in Semifinal to Polish representative and winner of this tournament – Piotr Smietana with 4/6 6/4 6/3. 2nd place took Maksymilian Raupuk from Poland.In Doubles the champion title won Latvian and Belarus duet Kamilla Bartone and Kseniya Yersh, who in Final won over Maria Krupenina (Russia) and Shalimar Talbi (Belarus) with 6/2 6/3. In boys Double competition champion title was won by Sebastian Grundtvig (Denmark) and Alexander Zgirovsky (Belarus), they with a 6/0 4/6 10-3 won over Belarus and Russian pair Artsiom Cherkasau and Andrei Molyak.We thank to the tournament supporters – “Hotel Līva”, Čili pica, Mexican restaurant Tex-Mex, Venden, Liepāja city Sport department and Liepāja city hall.All pictures from the tournament can be seen in “Gallery“.
From September 5 to 6 at Liepāja Tennis Sport school took place traditional Edgars Ernestsons Prix for U9 and U10. We thank to tournament supporters Venden and former coach E.Ernestsons student Andrejs Koļesins, who traditionally is supporting this tournament with prizes.
1st Daniella Ķurbe (ENRI-TK)
2nd Marija Lauva (coach O.Bordjugova)
3rd Evelīna Beneša (coach O.Bordjugova)
1st Gregors Lazdāns (coach E.Reinfelde)
2nd Reinis Roberts Nececkis (Rīga, LSNTA)
3rd Ralfs Rukmanis (coach E.Reinfelde)
1st Enija Paula Aploka (coach O.Bordjugova)
2nd Kristiāna Lagzdiņa (coach O.Bordjugova)
3rd Megija Sokolovska (coach I.Kublačova)
1st Ričards Špaks (coach O.Bordjugova)
2nd Gustavs Pagrabs (coach I.Kublačova)
3rd Didzis Vārna (coach I.Kublačova)
Congratulations! More pictures in “Gallery
Our student – Rebeka Margareta Mertena (coach D.Kozlovs) has returned from Siauliai (Lithuania) where she participated in ITF tournament “Siauliai Mayor’s Cup 2015″, which took place from August 31 to September 5. Rebeka took 2nd place in this tournament.In 1st Round Rebeka with 6/2 6/2 won over Lithuanian player Alisa Gaivoronskyte. In the second round Rebeka had to play with Estonian Saara Orav, Rebeka was better with 6/2 6/3. In quarterfinals Rebeka won over other Estonian – Hella Linda Sepman with 6/1 6/0. In Semifinal Rebeka had to play against other Latvian Sona Olesova, Rebeka was better with 6/2 6/3.
In Final Rebeka had the hardest match in tournament against Russian Elizaveta Volodko. Unfortunately after the hard game Rebeka lost with close 5/7 6/7(3) and took 2nd place in the tournament.Rebeka Margareta Mertena already in September 7 will start next ITF tournament, which will take place in her hometown at our tennis courts. In this ITF Liepaja International Tournament, will participate not only our Rebeka, but as well other our students.
We wish luck to all our tennis players and we welcome everybody to come and support them!
On September 4th in Liepāja concluded Tennis Europe Liepaja International Tournament U12 with participants from 12 countries. The furthest participant came from USA.At girls competition in Main draw from 32 participants 13 were from Latvia, 3 of them were from Liepaja – Evelīna Ķīvīte, Karolīna Skābe and Paula Jankova. Best success had Evelīna, who won in 2 games, but after then she lost to Dari Sakhanova from Russia with 6/1 6/0. Tournaments winner in girls competition was Jana Kolodynska from Belarus, who in final won over new Danish tennis player Sillie Larsen with 6/0 6/3.At boys competition Latvia was represented by 8 players, 2 of them were from Liepaja – Dāvids Špaks and Dāvis Rolis. Better success had Dāvids Špaks, who won 2 games, but in third he lost to the new tournament champion from Lithuania – Ainius Sabaliauskas with 6/0 6/0. Ainius in final at a hard and intense game won over American representative Ellis Short with 6/0 2/6 7/5.In Doubles girl competition won pair from Belarus – Jana Kolodynska and Hanna Vinahradava who in final won over Estonian girls Anet Angelika Koskel and Karola Suviste with 6/2 6/2. Unfortunately all girls from Liepaja already lost in the first Doubles games. Champion title in boys Doubles competition won pair from Estonia Andre-Remi Jakobi and Hugo Kristianson, who in final won over Estonian-American pair Mark Lajal and Ellis Short with 0/6 6/2 11/9.In Liepaja has already begun the next big tennis event – ITF tournament, which in Liepaja takes place for the first time. ITF Liepaja International Tournament has started with qualification, where are participating tennis players from 15 countries, to win and take place in the best 8 who will join the rest in the Main draw.All pictures from the tournament can be found in “Gallery“.