In June 21, at the Liepaja beach took place 1st leg of beach tennis ““Vega 1” beach volleyball and tennis league” with men and women pair games. At the tournament participated 26 men and 12 women.At women competition participated six pairs. Three of the pairs had the same number of won games and only one lost game. After comparing the results, for the 1st leg winners became Marta Krauze and Kristīne Saldeniece, in the 2nd place finished Elīna Zīverte and Diāna Lauva, but in 3rd place – Ieva Pelnēna and Zane Vilnīte.At men competition, because of the big number of participants, pairs were divided in two subdivisions. In 1st subdivision Artis Svaža and Edgars Kļaviņš won all games and got the possibility to compete for the 1st place overall. In 2nd subdivision Elans Strazdiņš and Māris Verpakovskis won all games as well and had to compete against winners of 1st subdivision, where with 8-4 better were Artis Svaža and Edgars Kļaviņš and took 1st place overall, leaving in overall 2nd place Elans Strazdiņš and Māris Verpakovskis. For the 3rd place competed Ģirts Antonovs with Rihards Dūčis against Gints Siliņš and Mārtiņš Krūms. With 7-5 3rd place was taken by Ģirts Antonovs and Rihards Dūčis.2nd leg of “”Vega 1″ beach volleyball and tennis league” will take place in July 5, where will be mixed pairs tournament. In the tournament can compete all inhabitants of Latvia, who on the day of the tournament is at least 14 years old. In case you don’t have a playing partner, don’t worry, it can be assigned on the spot, as well if you don’t have beach tennis paddles, we can provide you with them on the tournament time.All results and tournament rules (in Latvian) can be found under “Beach tennis” – http://tennis.liepaja.lv/pludmales-tennis/?lang=en.
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Photo: Ģirts Gertsons