Semifinal in ITF Juniors

May 15 to 20 in Ventspils took place ITF Juniors tournament for U18 “Ventspils Open by Babolat”. Liepaja Tennis Sport school was represented by Valerijs Vorobjovs, Alise Vindiga, Paula Jankova and Signija Stībele, who started in qualifiers, but couldn’t qualify. Meanwhile in Main draw participated our Justs Jakovļevs, Matīss Šteinhards, Patrīcija Špaka, Rebeka Margareta Mertena and Elza Tomase.In boys competition Justs Jakovļevs lost already in 1st round to Andrey Vorobyev (Russia) with 4-6 3-6, and Matīss Šteinhards lost in 1st round to Ammar Elamin (Ireland) with 1-6 2-6.In girls competition Elza Tomase in 1st round won over Lisse Kubre (Estonia) with 6-1 6-7(3) 6-1, but in 2nd round Elza lost to 2nd seeded Veronika Pepelyaeva (Russia) with 5-7 2-6. Rebeka Margareta Mertena in 1st round won over Alisa Gaivoronskyte (Lithuania) with 6-1 7-5, but in 2nd round she lost to Alisa Budanova (Russia) with 6-7(2) 2-6. Patrīcija Špaka in 1st round had an easy win over Irina Babkova (Russia) with 6-1 6-0, in 2nd round Patrīcija had walkover, but in Quarterfinals she won over Katriin Saar (Estonia) with 7-5 6-2. In Semifinal Patrīcija lost to 1st seeded and next winner of the tournament Alise Čerņecka (Latvia) with 5-7 2-6.