Team Latvia this year participates at Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Europe/Africa Group II. Fist duel was played in March, when team Latvia lost to team Bulgaria. That means – we have to continue playing for staying in the Group II.To do so, our men has to win team Madagascar this July. Team Latvia hasn’t yet played against team Madagascar, but the draw decided, that the games will be in Latvia. The venue will be in Liepāja (Tennis courts of Liepāja Tennis Sports school) where from July 17th to 19th will be played games in open clay courts.
Team Latvia captain and Latvian Tennis Union general secretary Kārlis Lejnieks: “I’m glad, that Liepāja can host this kind of tournament in summer. Three years ago we played in Liepāja Olympic centre, I had debut as the team captain. In open courts in Liepāja we played more than 10 years ago. Then in year 2004 we won over Tunisia and I hope that we will succeed this year as well. We already started the preparation process and I’m sure that we will have a great tennis weekend”.Captains from both teams have to announce the players 10 days before the games – July 7th.