June has begun with some victories

Last weekend Liepaja Tennis sport school students competed in various national and international competitions with various success. Dāvids Špaks finished 3rd in Doubles in Estonia, but Didzis Vārna took 2nd place in Ādaži, meanwhile in competition in Liepaja almost all podium was taken by our students.

May 25 till June 2 in Estonian capital Tallinn took place Tennis Europe tournament “Estonian Junior Open”, where Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Dāvids Špaks.

Dāvids Špaks begun the tournament with qualification round, where he had two wins with 6-0 6-1 over Andree Karel Kalle (Estonia) and with 1-6 6-1 6-1 over Oleg Molotkov (Estonia) and qualified for the Main draw where he unfortunately lost already in the 1st round to 4th seeded Nikola Zekic (Serbia) in intense game with 3-6 7-5 3-6. Dāvids together with other Latvian representative Arjoms Afanasjevs competed in Doubles, where in 1st round with 6-7(2) 6-2 15-13 they won over Estonians Jakob Eduard Laul and Mathias Tempel. In Quarterfinal Dāvids and Artjoms in intense game with 3-6 6-4 10-6 won over Edas Butvilas (Lithuania) and Patryk Stankiewicz (Poland). In game for the Final Dāvids and Artjoms with 6-1 6-3 lost to next Doubles tournament winners Juho Eric Biggs (Finland) and Andreas Sillaste (Estonia) so Dāvids and Artjoms finished 3rd.

May 31 till June 2 in Riga took place “Rīgas čempionāts pieaugušajiem” (Riga adult championship), which was as well the 3rd leg of LTU Cup. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Toms Rolis, Toms Sutris, Matīss Šteinhards, Justs Jakovlevs, Renārs Grodskis, Alise Vindiga and Veronika Jociene.In men competition best result had Toms Rolis, who got into the Final, where he with 1-6 3-6 lost to 1st seeded Rihards Emuliņš (Mārupes TS) and finished 3rd overall. Meanwhile at women competition Alise Vindiga finished already after the 1st round, but Veronika Jociene finished in the game for Semifinal.

June 1 and 2 in Ādaži took place “Ādažu kauss U14” (Ādaži Cup U14), where Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Didzis Vārna, who with good games managed to get into the Final. With 3-6 5-7 Didzis lost to 1st seeded Daņils Folkheims (Biedrība Teniss Rīgā). So at the end Didzis Vārna finished 2nd in Ādaži Cup.

June 1 and 2 in the tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis sport school took place “Prince balvas izcīņa” (Prince Prix) for U12. At the home competition Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented with a lot of young tennis players. At boys competition the victory was taken by Bogdans Kozlovs (Liepaja Tennis sport school), 2nd place took Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese (Liepaja Tennis sport school), but in 3rd place finished Maiks Vasilioglo (individual). At girls competition 1st place was taken by Marija Lauva (Liepaja Tennis sport school), in 2nd place finished Anna Azarova (Liepaja Tennis sport school), but 3rd place was taken by Evelīna Poikāne (Liepaja Tennis sport school).