Whole week – August 16-22, at Lielupe Tennis center took place Latvian championship for youth for all age groups. Liepaja was represented by 30 young tennis players. In each age group competed 32 participants from all Latvia and the tournament was played til two lost games.
In U12 age group for girls participated 5 our students. Best results had Evelīna Ķīvīte (coach O.Bordjugova) and Paula Jankova (coach E.Reinfelde), by taking 11th-12th place.In U12 age group competition for boys, participated 6 our students. Best results had Dāvids Špaks (coach O.Bordjugova), who lost in a game for 5th place to Rūdolfs Auniņš from Jelgava. Our Kārlis Vēberis (coach O.Bordjugova) had good games and took 7th-8th place.At U14 age group for girls competed 7 our students. Patrīcija Špaka (coach O.Bordjugova) won the champion title by winning in final over Stefānija Poļiščuk from Riga with 6/1 6/4. In the game for 5th place our Katrīna Lasmane (coach E.Reinfelde) lost to Laura Slišāne with 6/1 6/1, but our Elza Tomase (coach I.Kublačova) took 7th-8th place.In U14 age group for boys 2nd place took our Renārs Grodskis (coach D.Kozlovs), who lost in final to Kārlis Ozoliņš with 6/1 6/2. 9th place was taken by our Valērijs Vorobjovs (coach E.Kļaviņš), who lost only one game in the 2nd round of competition.
In U16 age group for girls from 3 of our students, the best result was to Alise Grundule (coach I.Kublačova), who took 9th place.In U18 girls competition little problems had our Rebeka Mertena (coach D.Kozlovs), who was 1st seeded. Rebeka in the game for champions title lost to Alise Čerņecka from Riga with 6/3 7/5. Bronze medal was taken by our Marta Pagraba (coach O.Bordjugova), who won over Anna Marija Bukina with 6/1 6/3. Elīna Ziverte and Agate Gurecka (coach O.Bordjugova) took 5th and 7th-8th place.In U18 competition for boys Bronze medal was won by our Toms Rolis (coach D.Kozlovs), by winning over Reits Elnions with 7/6(5) 6/3.All young tennis players participated in Doubles by playing together with training partners or young tennis players from other Latvian cities.
In U12 for girls 3rd place was taken by Arina Dokukina/Paula Jankova, who won over Emīlija Sausverde/Karolīna Skābe with 7/5 6/2. In boys competition Bronze medal was taken by Dāvids Špaks/Dāvis Rolis who won with 7/5 6/3 over Auniņu/Rancānu.
In U14 for girls one more champion title was won by our Patrīcija Špaka, she played in pair with the Singles final opponent Stefāniju Poļiščuk. They won over Laura Slišāne/Klaudija Lisovska with 6/1 6/7(8) 10-8. In boys competition champion title was won by Renārs Grodskis/Rūdolfs Aksenoks.In U16 age group for girls 3rd place was taken by Elza Tomase/Alise Grundule, who won over Dinijas Ramanauskas/Vilkovas pair with 6/2 6/1.
In U18 group for girls one more champion title for Liepāja was won by our pair Rebeka Mertena/Marta Pagraba, who with a score 2/6 7/6(3) 10-3 won over Buku/Zeihmani. 3rd place was taken by Agate Gurecka/Monika Kavace who won over Elīnu Zīverti/Signiju Stībeli with 7/6(0) 6/7(5) 10-7.Overall our students took home 4 gold, 2 silver and 6 bronze medals.
All pictures from the Latvian championship for youth can be found – www.lts.lv.
We thank to young tennis players parents for the big support!