Liepaja Tennis Sport school students in January participated in two “Tennis Europe” tournaments, which took place in Lithuania and Estonia.January 8th – 14th in Lithuanian city Siauliai took place “Toyota Cup 2018 ” for U14. Liepaja was represented by Dāvis Rolis, Dāvids Špaks, Enija Paula Aploka, Evelīna Ķīvīte and Karolīna Skābe. Dāvids Špaks unfortunately lost in last round of qualifiers, but Dāvis Rolis couldn’t overcome the 1st round of Main draw. In girls competition our girls couldn’t manage to qualify to Main draw.Dāvis Rolis and Dāvids Špaks participated in Doubles, where in the game for Semifinal they lost with 1-6 0-6 to pair from Poland.
January 15th – 21st in Estonian city Narva took place “Narva Cup” for U14. Liepaja was represented by Dāvis Rolis, Enija Paula Aploka and Evelīna Ķīvīte. Dāvis Rolis couldn’t get over the 1st round of Main draw, but Enija Paula Aploka and Evelīna Ķīvīte managet to win in Qualifiers, but in the 1st round of Main draw both girls lost.
Young tennis players (U10 age group) from Liepaja, concluded the season of 2017 by visiting beach center “Brazīlija” in Riga, where Latvian Tennis Union organized season conclusion celebration.
Already for the 7th year, LTU has a tradition for young tennis players from all Latvia to come together and have a great evening by participating in different sports activities and award ceremony. Prizes received not only best players, but other players as well.
This year celebration theme was circus. During the evening children were entertained by various circus artists and took part in various circus activities. Every year the best mask owner is awarded. This year in girls competition best mask award received Liepaja Tennis Sport school student Ketlina Arone.
In 2018 we wish a lot of power and succes for the young Liepaja Tennis Sport school students and a lot of patience and endurance for their parents!
After annual Latvian Tennis Union year conclusion ceremony, where Liepaja 35+ team received champion prize, together with former Liepaja Tennis Sport school student Jeļena Jakovļeva, who received prize of the coach of the year and her daughter – Aļona Ostapenko, who received prize of the player of the year, are wishing the kids, youth and coaches of Liepaja Tennis Sport school a lot of good success in the New Year 2018!In picture: Latvian 6 time champions – Liepaja 35+ team representatives (upper row from right: Eduards Grodskis, Andrejs Koļesins, Erlands Lazdāns, Didzis Holštroms, Gints Rolis; lower row from right: Artūrs Eglītis, Imants Andersons, Arunas Rozga) together with Aļona Ostapenko (LTU player of the year 2017 and Roland Garros French Open 2017 winner) and her mom, former Liepaja Tennis Sport school student Jeļena Jakovļeva (LTU coach of the year 2017)
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.
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.
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.
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.