At international youth tennis tournament “Riga Open 2014” has finished second day. Despite strong wind, quite cold weather and rain, a lot of planned games had been played in Mežaparks and Viesturdārzs.
At U12 girls tournament 1st round games finished already yesterday. We remind, that at 1st round Latvia was represented by 3 players – Darja Semenistaja, Stefānija Polisčuka and Patrīcija Špaka. They will have games for quarterfinal on Wednesday. At U12 boys competition at second day finished remaining games at 1st round. From Latvians continue Roberts Jaričevskis and Kārlis Ozoliņš. U12 doubles were postponed to Wednesday.
At U14 for girls Latvia was represented by six players – Katrīna Lasmane, Laura Slišāne, Anna Jakovļeva, Sona Oļesova, Herta Uzkalne and Aleksandra Beļakova, unfortunately they didn’t got in the second round. At boys U14 Latvian representatives had better effort – fight for title is continuing Daņils Batmanovs and Mārtiņš Rocēns, who did win in two sets. But for Teodors Pukše, Rūdolfs Ulmanis and Renārs Grodskis singles tournament has finished.
At U16 for girs, from 32 participants 10 were from Latvia, however only Aļina Ņikušina got in to 2nd round. Sandra Rocēna, Anna Marija Bukina, Darja Šumskaja, Alise Čerņecka, Katrīna Jansone, Marta Pagraba, Gundega Pastore lost in two sets, but Elīza Buka and Rebeka Margareta Mertena lost in three sets games. At U16 for boys all 1st round games didn’t finish, games were played till 21:10, but then, because of rain, was decided to stop the games. From Latvian players 2nd round reached Roberts Grīnvalds, but hopes for 2nd round still has Toms Rolis, whose game was stopped. At 1st round lost Artūrs Kuļibaba and Kristaps Stenders.
On Wednesday first games will start at 9:00 as usual. List of games you can find at official homepage of “Riga Open 2014” – http://www.riga-open.lv. There you can find more information about tournament, scores and photo gallery from all game days.
Entrance to all games is for free. Let’s support young players! “Riga Open 2014“ is supported by Itera Latvija, SEB bank, Riga city education, culture and sports department.