August 20 – 24 in Riga took place ITF Juniors tournament “Riga Open – Inspired by tennis”. Victory in Singles was celebrated by our Elza Tomase, but in Doubles by our Patrīcija Špaka.
Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Valērijs Vorobjovs, Alise Vindiga, Patrīcija Špaka and Elza Tomase.Valērijs Vorobjovs began in Main draw, where in 1st round with 3-6 6-4 6-3 he won over Igor Yanusckevich (Belarus), but in 2nd round with 3-6 2-6 Valērijs lost to 3rd seeded Matthew Rutter (Great Britain). In Doubles Valērijs Vorobjovs played together with Markuss Tions (Latvia), and they finished in the game for Semifinal with 4-6 3-6 to the next Doubles winners from Lithuania Vilius Gaubas and Pijus Vaitiekunas.
Alise Vindiga began with the Qualifiers and in the 1st round with 6-0 6-0 won over Anna Marija Fedorova (Latvia), but in intense Qualifiers 2nd round against Hanna Serhel (Belarus) with 4-6 6-3 [10-12] for our Alise the tournament was over.Patrīcija Špaka was 1st seeded in Singles, but Elza Tomase was 3rd seeded. Both our girls managed to get till the Semifinal, where they had to meat head-to-head. With 7-6(5) 6-1 place in Final celebrated Elza Tomase. In Final Elza met with other Latvian, 4th seeded Laura Slišāne. With a very dominating game with 6-0 6-1 the victory in ITF Juniors Singles tournament was celebrated by our Elza Tomase, but Patrīcija Špaka finished in split 3rd place.Patrīcija Špaka and Elza Tomase competed in Doubles as well, but they had their own partners in Doubles. Elza Tomase played together with Vanessa Ersoz (Sweden) and got till the Semifinal, where in intense game with 6-2 6-7(2) [7-10] they lost to Tatiana Barkova (Russia) and Klaudija Bubelyte (Lithuania). So at the end Elza Tomase finished split 3rd in Doubles. Meanwhile Patrīcija Špaka in Doubles competed together with other Latvian – Stefānija Poļiščuka and got till the Final, where they met with the Elza and Vanessa defeaters. With 6-2 6-2 Latvian girls celebrated victory, so Patrīcija Špaka won in the Doubles tournament.