At first day of “Riga Open 2015” Latvian representatives has 14 victories

At June 15 were played the first Main draw games at „Rīga Open 2015” tennis tournament, which takes place already 18th time. At singles tournament first round won 14 Latvian new tennis talents.

At U12 age group for boys games at Main draw played 4 players from Latvia. Renards Skutels with 6:1, 6:2 won over Heorhi Baravik (Belarus), Edvarts Teodors Liepiņš with 6:3, 6:2 was better than Pijus Vaitiekunas (Lithuania), but Nikolajs Galkins won over Teemu Aho (Finland) – 4:6, 6:1, 6:4. Only Daniils Snaiders experienced lost.

In U12 age group for girls Latvia was represented really wide – from 32 Main draw players 12 were from Latvia. But get into 2nd round could manage only 3 of them. Eva Zazdravniha with 6:4, 7:6(5) won over Mika Dagan Fruchtman (Israel), Amēlija Matjunina could win after first lost set against Anet Angelika Koskel (Estonia) – 4:6, 6:4, 6:4, but Anija Paula Ozoliņa with 6:2, 6:2 won over Lilya Mitchenko (Ukraine). Odrija Aleksandra Rača, Arina Trastašenkova, Dārta Vorslava, Anna Selīna Mazūra, Karolīna Skābe (Liepāja), Emīlija Sausverde, Laura Plīkša, Arina Dokukina and Irisa Sagijeva lost at the first round.

Unfortunate the first day of tournament was for Latvian players at U14 age group for boys. In Main draw were seven Latvians, but the possibility to get into the 2nd round has only Kārlis Ozoliņš, who has the 1st round game in front of him against Stefanos Savva (Cyprus). Unfortunately, but Roberts Jaričevskis, Daniels Linkūns Morozovs, Renārs Grodskis (Liepāja), Rūdolfs Aksenoks, Kristaps Krauklis and Sergejs Ņikušins have already finished the singles tournament.

Girls in the same age group (U14) had better success. Into the 2nd round could get Elza Tomase (Liepāja) (6:4, 6:1 against Vlada Zvereva (Belarus)), Kamila Bartone (6:1, 6:4 against Varvara Maryia Zlotlik (Belarus)) and Patrīcija Špaka (Liepāja) (6:1, 6:3 against Katriin Saar (Estonia)). Stefānija Poliščuka and Aleksandra Jakovļeva have their first round matches in front of them, but after 1st round Marija Semenistaja, Margarita Ignatjeva, Aleksandra Belokoņa and Anna Jakovļeva have finished their singles games.

In U16 age group for bots in Main draw could get only 3 new Latvian tennis players – Teodors Pukše, Valters Capkevičs and Justs Jakovļevs. Opponents for all three our players were from Belarus and until now they have better balance. Valters have lost his game already, Teodors is runner up (game was not finished yet), but Justs will play on Tuesday.

With 11 players – Latvia is represented at U16 age group Main draw for girls. Already in to the 2nd round got Darja Semeņistaja (6:0, 6:1 against Vera Antonova (Lithuania)), Miroslava Vilkova (7:6(5), 7:5 against Valentina Urelli Rinaldi (Italy)), Elīza Buka (6:3, 6:3 against Loora Kaljaste (Estonia)) and Sona Oļesova (6:0, 6:1 against Maria Oklii (Russia)), but Guntra Upeniece will compete on Tuesday. For Nikola Gellere, Anna Marija Bukina, Aļina Ņikušina, Linda Kristiana Zahare, Rebeka Graudiņa and Annelija Akmane singles tournament has finished.

At U18 age group for boys from 4 Latvian players on Monday played only Artūrs Kuļibaba, who in a three set game lost to Vladyslav Lobak (Ukraine) – 6:3, 0:6, 2:6. Rūdolfs Mednis (1st seeded), Roberts Grīnvalds and Gustavs Lukstiņš will start the tournament on Tuesday.

At the girls competition for U18 age group in 1st round won Rebeka Margareta Mertena (Liepāja), who with 6:1, 6:3 won over Maria Tyrina (Russia). For Mertena it was already 4th win at the tournament,  because she had 3 wins in qualification tournament. Krista Savicka and Denīza Marcinkeviča lost their 1st round matches, but Viktorija Demčenkova will start the tournament on Tuesday.

On Monday concluded registration for doubles tournament – in all age groups for girls and for boys, champions will be decided as well in mixed doubles. On Tuesday first matches will be played in „Rīgas Satiksmes” tennis courts (Ezermalas str. 32), and in Viesturdārzs (Rūpniecības str. 21). Matches will start at 9:00. Entrance is free.

„Riga Open” is supported by Itera Latvija, Rīgas City, Tokhem, Laneks, Eden, Wilson, Banalat.

More information in official tournament homepage – http://www.riga-open.lv