Five Latvian players in “Riga Open 2014” quarterfinals

Behind is the third day of “Riga Open 2014”. Due to rain on Wednesday wasn’t possible to play all planed matches. In singles is known almost all quarterfinalists (postponed only 6 games). In quarterfinals will participate five Latvian young tennis players.

After a day long break, on courts returned U12 group players. In girls tournament in 2nd round player three Latvians, two of the had to play against each other. In duel between Darja Semenistaja and Stefānija Polisčuka better with a score 6:3, 7:5 was Darja, who got in to the quarterfinal, where she’ll have to play against Viktorija Kanapatskaja from Belarus. Meanwhile, to our Patrīcija Špaka this competition finished with a lost game against Russian Jekaterina Vinika with a score 0:6, 3:6.

At boys U12 Latvia will have one quarter-finalist – Roberts Jaričevskis, who won over Russian representative Boriss Frolov – 6:1, 6:0. In game for semifinal, Roberts will have to play against Ņikita Fjodorov from Lithuania. Other Latvian player – Kārlis Ozoliņš – didn’t finish 2nd round game, where, against Estonian Mark Lajal, Kārlis was in lead with 6:4, 0:1, but had to retire because of health problems.

In U14 girl competition all Latvian players already lost in the 1st round, but in boys competition in quarterfinal will play Daņils Batmanovs. 2nd seeded Daņils won over Ukranian Pavel Šumeiko – 6:4, 3:6, 4:3 (Pavel didn’t finish the game). Next opponent of Daņils will be Robin Erik Prak from Estonia. Meanwhile, Mārtiņš Rocēns today lost to Georgy Kravčenko (Ukraine) – 5:7, 1:6.

In U16 singles from Latvia in the 2nd round was Aļina Ņikušina and Roberts Grīnvalds. Aļinai didn’t got into the quarterfinals – lost game to Lithuanian Gerda Zikute with a 0:6, 5:7. But Roberts was one of them, who didn’t finish game on Wednesday. This game against Lithuaninan Gvido Motuza was stopped because of darkness. Before stopping the game in lead was Gvido with 6:2.

At U18 singles today played two Latvian girls and two boys. Both boys won their games and got into the quarterfinals.Mikus Losbergs with 6:1, 7:6(4) won over Estonian Hendrik Inno, but Arkādijs Slobodkins won over other Estonian player Kristjan Tamm – 6:4, 6:2. Tomorrow Mikus will play against Swedish Jesper Akerlund, but Arkādijs against Roberts Vžesinskis from Lithuania. Unfortunately our both girls didn’t succeed. 13 years old Daniela Vismane with a score 6:7(6), 3:6 lost to Julia Birn from Irland, but Annija Anna Veinšteina lost (1:6, 0:6) to Šelija Krolicka from Israel.

On Thursday at both venues (Mežaparks and Viesturdārzs) games will continue. In singles should be known all semifinalists, but at doubles it has to be played quit a lot of games (for winners several games per day). Beginning of first games already at 9:00 – game list and more information you can find at – http://www.riga-open.lv.

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.