August 1 to 3 in Ukrainian city Rivne took place Tennis Europe 2018 European Summer Cups D zone tournament for U16 for girls, where two best teams qualified for Final round which will take place in August 6 – 8 in Budapest (Hungary). In Team Latvia competed Liepaja Tennis sport school student Patrīcija Špaka. In the tournament competed teams from Latvia, Estonia, Italy, Moldova, Poland, Sweden and Ukraine.
In the 1st round team Latvia met with team Italy. Our Patrīcija Špaka played the first Singles game against Matilde Mariani. In two hours game our Patrīcija won with 7-6(4) 6-4 putting team Latvia with 1-0. Second Singles game was played by Kamilla Bartone who won with 6-2 7-6(3) and settled team Latvia victory with 2-0. In the reminding Doubles team Latvia was represented by Kamilla Bartone and Stefanija Poliščuk, but they lost with 4-6 3-6 to the Italian pair. In conclusion team Latvia won with 2-1 and continued to compete for the place in the European Summer Cups Final round.
Second duel team Latvia had to play against team Ukraine. Our Patrīcija Špaka again began the Singles game, this time in two and a half hours long game with 7-5 1-6 3-6 Patrīcija lost to Ukrainian Lyubov Kostenko. In the second Singles game Kamilla Bartone lost with 1-6 3-6 so team Latvia had 0-2 to team Ukraine and didn’t participate in the Doubles, because it wouldn’t change the possibilities, so in overall team Ukraine with 3-0 won over team Latvia.At the end, even taking in account the lost duel to team Ukraine, team Latvia could qualify to the Final tournament of 2018 European Summer Cups U16 for girls which is taking place from August 6 to 8 in Budapest.