Davis Rolis takes 2nd place in Tennis Europe tournament

November 25 to December 3 in Lithuanian Capital Vilnius took place international Tennis Europe tournament “Vilnius Tennis Academy Cup 2017” for U12 age group. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Enija Paula Aploka and Dāvis Rolis.In the 1st round of girls competition Enija Paula Aploka with 6-1 6-2 won over Simona Legacinskaite (Lithuania). In 2nd round Enija in intense game won over Adel Pilosyan (Russia). In Quarterfinal Enija Paula Aploka with 4-6 0-6 lost to Hanna Tsitavets (Belarus).In the 1st round in boys competition Dāvis Rolis with smashing 6-0 6-0 won over Denis Struk (Lithuania). In 2nd round Dāvis continued with an easy win with 6-2 6-1 over Denis Maijorov (Estonia). In Quarterfinal with 6-0 6-4 Dāvis won over Tikhon Fedorov (Belarus). In the game for getting into the Final Dāvis Rolis in intense game with 6-7(7) 6-4 7-5 could win over Artur Yurkevich (Belarus). In Final Dāvis Rolis competed against Maxim Zhukov (Russia) and lost with 0-6 1-6. At the end Dāvis Rolis in international Tennis Europe tournament got 2nd place.In Doubles Enija Paula Aploka playing together with Ksenija Raģe (Latvia), lost into the Quarterfinal, but Dāvis Rolis in pair with Daniels Tens (Latvia) got into the Semifinal.

Evelina Kivite wins in Riga

November 25 and 26 in Riga took place “Event Lab / Enri balvu izcīņa” for U14. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Evelīna Ķīvīte.In 1st round Evelīna had an easy win over Katrīna Gorkuša (Enri TK) with 6-2 6-0. In 2nd round with 6-3 6-2 she won over Nikola Nikolajeva (Biedrība Teniss Rīgā). In intense Semifinal game against Elīna Ogaņesova (LSNT Akadēmija) with 1-6 6-3 7-6(4) Evelīna granted her place in Final, where she had to compete against Emīlija Sausverde (Rīgas Satiksmes TK). With 6-1 6-3 Evelīna Ķīvīte took the 1st place in the tournament.

From Ādaži with Silver

In the last weekend of November in Ādaži took place two tournaments for the young tennis players.

November 25 took place “TC Ādaži Minhauzena kauss” for U8 and U9. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Olivers Arons, Orests Ronis, Timo Bertrams Tikums and Karolīna Lāce.In U8 Olivers Arons took 8th place overall. But in U9Orests Ronis finished 11th, meanwhile Timo Bertrams Tikums – 18th. In U9 for girls Karolīna Lāce finished 15th.

November 26 took place “TC Ādaži Wilson kauss” for U10. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Bogdans Kozlovs, Laura Kristiāna Sprūde and Anastasija Lomovska.

In boys competition Bogdans Kozlovs won all opponents in Subdivision, but in the overall Final he lost, so Bogdans Kozlovs finished 2nd overall.

In girls competition Laura Kristiāna Sprūde finished 9th, while Anastasija Lomosova finished 13th.

From Jelgava with double victory

November 4 and 5 in Jelgava took place tournament for U18 age group. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Valerijs Vorobjovs and Alise Vindiga.

Valerijs Vorobjovs easy could manage to get into the Final, where with 7-6(2) 6-3 he won over Markuss Tions (Tennis Pro Academy). So Valerijs Vorobjovs took 1st place in the tournament.Alise Vindiga, similar as Valerijs, could manage to get into the Final with ease, where with 6-2 6-4 she won over Laura Slišāne (ACB/VL Tenisa skola). So Alise Vindiga took the 1st place in the tournament and together with Valerijs Vorobjovs brought back to Liepaja to Gold medals.

In Riga wins Gold

November 5, in Riga took place “Tennis 4 Fun balvas izcīņa” tournament for U9 age group. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Timo Bertrams Tikums, Orests Ronis, Paula Gurecka and Karolīna Lāce.In boys competition Orests Ronis finished 7th, but Timo Bertrams Tikums finished 4th.

In girls competition Karolīna Lāce finished 5th, meanwhile Paula Gurecka could manage to get into the Final, where she succeeded, so at the end Paula Gurecka took the overall victory in the tournament.

Liepaja supported Ostaponko in Singapore

Liepaja Tennis Sport school former students Andrejs Koļesins (coahc Edgars Ernestsons) and Dace Koļesina (former Mežniece) (coach Biruta Porcika) participated in Aļonas Ostapenko mother and coach (former Liepaja Tennis Sport school students (coach Biruta Porcika)), Jeļena Jakovļeva official dellegation who visited Singapore to support Aļona in WTA Finals last game. Aļona is the first Latvian tennis player in history who participated in WTA seasons conclusion tournament, where competes only 8 best tennis players in world.In the last game Aļona had to play against her subdivision winner Karolina Pliskova from Czech republic. We are happy that our support with flags of Latvia and Liepaja could help to Aļona to show the best game in winning with 6/3, 6/1. With this win Aļona concluded this years season with the best result of Latvian tennis players in WTA ranked 7th in the world. We wish Aļona And Jeļena successful next season!Aļona Ostapenko mother is from Liepaja and in her youth trained in Liepaja Tennis Sport schoo, where in her childhood Aļona spend her summers training and participating in tournaments. In picture you can see three time winner of E.Ernestsons tournament – Aļonas Ostabenko from 2005 with the winners trophy.Aļona with her WTA 2017 most progressed tennis player prize in Singapore.

Eduards Grodskis returns from Lithuania with double victory

October 26-29 in Lithuanian city Klaipeda took place international tournament “Klaipeda Autumn Open 2017 Carlsberg Cup” for seniors. Liepaja Tennis Sport school representative Eduards Grodskis participated in V40.In the 1st round of Singles Eduards with 6-3 6-0 won over Nerijus Bendinskas (Lithuania), in Quarterfinal with 6-2 6-2 he won over Viktoras Gasiunas (Lithuania). To get into the Final Eduards had an intense game, where he with 6-4 4-6 6-2 won over Konstantin Sushkov (Russia). In Final against Skrimantas Jutkonis (Lithuania) with 6-1 6-3 Eduards succeeded, so Eduards Grodskis won gold medal in Klaipeda tournament.Meanwhile Singles tournament, Eduards Grodskis in V35 together with Tomas Butvilas (Lithuania) competed in Doubles, where they managed to get into the Final. Playing in Final against Robertas Blagusauskas (Lithuania) and Viktoras Gasiunas (Lithuania) with 6-3 6-2 success was made, so Eduards Grodskis and Tomas Butvilas won gold medal in Doubles. At the end Eduards Grodskis managed to get double victory in the tournament in Klaipeda.

Young tennis players compete in Jelgava

October 28 and 29 in Jelgava took place “JTC atklātais turnīrs” tournament for U10. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese, Laura Kristiāna Sprūde, Anna Azarova, Anastasija Lomovska and Annete Skripka.In boys competition Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese won two out of four games in his subdivision, and took 11th-12th palce overall.

In girls competition Anastasija Lomovska finished 17th-20th overall, Annete Skripka – 13th-16th, Laura Kristiāna Sprūde 9th-12th. Meanwhile Anna Azarova in her subdivision won all the opponents and could continue to compete for overall victory. Unfortunately she lost both games, so Anna Azarova finished 4th overall.

In the LTU cup conclusion young Liepaja tennis players wins medals

October 24-27 in Riga took place LTU cup “MASTERS” final leg, where competed best players from 8 legs of all season overall in each age group. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by U12 age group – Dāvis Rolis, Ričards Špaks and Enija Paula Aploka, U14 age group – Dāvids Špaks and Evelīna Ķīvīte, U18 age group – Valerijs Vorobjovs, Justs Jakovļevs, Renārs Grodskis, Matīss Šteinhards, Patrīcija Špaka, Elza Tomase and Alise Vindiga.In U12 for boys Ričards Špaks lost already in 1st round, but Dāvis Rolis with two easy wins got into the Final, where he had to compete against Gustavs Dambiņš (Tennis Pro Academy). In intense Final with 6-4 4-6 4-6 Dāvis Rolis lost and took 2nd place overall.In U12 for girls Enija Paula Aploka easy got into the Final, where she unfortunately with 4-6 3-6 lost to Nikola Nikolajeva (Biedrība Teniss Rīgā), so Enija Paula Aploka won 2nd place overall.
In U14 for boys Dāvids Špaks with 6-1 6-1 got into the Semifinal, where he lost to the next tournament winner Edvards Liepiņš (ACB/VL tenisa skola) with 0-6 1-6, but in the game for 3rd place Dāvids won with 7-5 6-3 over Ruslans Fiļipenko (Lielupe TC) and Dāvids Špaks finished with Bronze medal.In U14 for girls Evelīna Ķīvīte couldn’t manage to get into the Semifinal by loosing with 2-6 6-7(5) to Elizabete Kļavinska (Mārupes TS).
In U18 for boys best result succeeded Matīss Šteinhards, by winning 3rd place overall.In U18 for girls best result succeeded Patrīcija Špaka, she managed to get into Final, where she with 6-1 2-6 2-6 lost to Margarita Ignatjeva (Rīgas satiksmes TK), so Patrīcija Špaka won 2nd place overall.