Few medals won at Latvian Youth Olympics

July 7th – 9th in Cesis took place “Latvijas Jaunatnes olimpiāde 2017” (Latvian Youth Olympics 2017). Liepaja city was represented by Liepaja Tennis Sport school players Valerijs Vorobjovs, Renārs Grodskis, Daniels Špaks, Patrīcija Špaka, Elza Tomase, Alise Vindiga and Alise Grundule.In 1st round Daniels Špaks won over Reinis Kārkliņš (Mārupes TS) with 6-3 6-4, Valerijs Vorobjovs won over Arturs Mihejevs (Mārupes TS) with 6-3 6-3, but Renārs Grodskis won over Alberts Gailis (Mārupes TS) with 6-1 6-1. In 2nd round Daniels Špaks lost to Renards Skutelis (Daugavpils BJSS) with 5-7 2-6, but Valerijs Vorobjovs won over Māris Locs (Daugavpils BJSS) with 6-1 6-3 and Renārs Grodskis won over Mārtiņš Jaunzems (Rīga) with 6-0 6-0. In Semifinal met both Liepaja Tennis Sport school students Valerijs Vorobjovs and Renārs Grodskis. This time won Renārs Grodskis with 6-1 6-4. So Valerijs Vorobjovs had to play for 3rd place where Valerijs won over Renards Skutelis (Daugavpils BJSS) with 6-4 2-6 6-3 and took Bronze. Meanwhile, Renārs Grodskis in Final met with Mārtiņš Rocēns (Ādaži TC), and Renārs unfortunately lost with 4-6 2-6 and took Silver.At girls competition in 1st round Alise Vindiga won over Guntra Upeniece (Ādaži TC) with 6-1 6-0, Alise Grundule won over Keita Formaņicka (Ogre) with 6-0 6-0, Elza Tomase with 6-0 6-0 won over Anastasija Žuravļova (Rēzekne), and Patrīcija Špaka with 6-0 6-0 won over Karina Burminova. In 2nd round Alise Vindiga lost to Kristiāna Zahare (Rīgas Satiksmes tenisa klubs) with 3-6 2-6, but Alise Grundule won over Kristīne Locika (Daugavpils BJSS) with 6-1 6-3, Elza Tomase won over Elizabete Kļavinska (Mārupes TS) with 6-1 6-2, but Patrīcija Špaka with 6-0 6-0 won over Miroslava Vilkova (Daugavpils BJSS). In Semifinal Patrīcija Špaka with 6-1 6-1 won over Kristiāna Zahare (Rīgas Satiksmes tenisa klubs). In the other Semifinal met both Liepaja Tennis Sport school students Elza Tomase and Alise Grundule, this time better succes had Elza Tomase and won with 6-2 6-4, so Alise Grundule had to compete for 3rd place, where she unfortunately lost to Kristiāna Zahare (Rīgas Satiksmes tenisa klubs) with 2-6 2-6 and took 4th place. Final game was between Liepaja Tennis Sport school students – Elza Tomase and Patrīcija Špaka. With 7-6(6) 6-0 the Gold medal was won by Patrīcija Špaka, but Elza Tomase took Silver.Meanwhile Singles tournament took place Doubles tournament. In girls Doubles Patrīcija Špaka played together with Elza Tomase and began from Semifinal, where they with 6-0 6-1 won over Daugavpils BJSS pair Marija Golovenkina and Kristīne Locika. In Final Patrīcija and Elza played against Rīgas Satiksmes tenisa klubs representatives Margarita Ignatjeva and Kristiāna Zahare. In intense Final our girls lost with 4-6 6-2 [5-10] and took Silver.In boys Doubles pair was made from our students Valerijs Vorobjovs and Renārs Grodskis, who began the tournament with Semifinal, where with 6-2 6-3 they won over Mārupes TC pair – Arturs Mihejevs and Kārlis Stenders. In Final Valerijs and Renārs played against Daugavpils BJSS pair – Renards Skutels and Māris Locs. Valerijs Vorobjovs and Renārs Grodskis had an easy victory with 6-0 6-1 and took Gold medals.Congratulations to our players!Pictures from Cesis.lv and Raivo Sarelainens[flickr_set id=”72157683654797281″]