Last weekend, October 4th and 5th in Rīga, tennis club “Enri” (Kalnciema str 207) took place tournament for young tennis players “Future tennis cup by SEB”. In tournament competed best U9, U11 and U13 age groups players from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Overall victory took team Estonia, Latvia got 2nd place, but Lithuania stayed 3rd.
Beginning of this tournament can be found last year, when all three Baltic states tennis unions together with SEB bank decided to organize games between all three Baltic states. Last year tournament took place in Lithuania, and it was between tennis clubs. This year competed best tennis players from each country in U9, U11 and U13 age groups.
Team Latvia was represented by Ksenija Rage, Nikola Baikova, Stefans Audriņš, Daniels Tens (U9 age group), Eva Zazdravniha, Amēlija Matjunina, Nikolajs Galkins, Renards Skutels (U11 age group) and Anna Jakovļeva, Darja Semeņistaja, Renārs Grodskis and Roberts Jaričevskis (U13 age group). Team captains – Marika Netenberga and Arina Mihailova.
Competition took place Saturday and Sunday in tennis club “Enri”, Rīga, Kalnciema str 207. It was planned to have 54 games in two days – single games and doubles. Few doubles were not played, because it was already known, who was the winner of the tournament.
Between team Latvia and team Lithuania were played 16 from 18 games, our players won with a score 11-5. Team Lithuania was won by team Estonia as well (13-4), but in the games for wining the tournament, better were team Estonia, by wining team Latvia with 10-6.During the tournament, new tennis players became friends and gained experience. As well the participants received prizes from the tournament main supporter “SEB Bank”. Received positive emotions received by players and organizers probably will allow to make such a tournament as well in next year!
Information from LTS