February 18, 2021 in the virtual ceremony took place “Liepāja Sports Laureate 2020” (Liepājas Sporta laureāts 2020), in which Liepaja sports personalities were congratulated on their victories and achievements last year! Liepaja Tennis sport school student, tennis player Elza Tomase won the award of “Athlete of the Year” for the victory in the ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour W15 tournament “Liepāja Open”. A tennis tournament of this scale took place in Liepaja for the first time.
Receiving the Liepāja Athlete of the Year award, Elza Tomase looked back to 2020 and highlighted that the beginning of the year was very shining for her, as she won the ITF W15 tournament, which took place in Liepāja. The feelings after the victory were indescribable. Even after winning each game and making it to the next round of the tournament, Elza was very happy.
In 2020, the whole world was hit by a pandemic that changed the lives of many people. Plans of Elza were also suspended, such as participation in the Roland Garros tournament.
In the future plans of Elza Tomase the main event is the planned studies in the USA, which will start in August 2021. Elza will study in the University of Tennessee, where a Liepaja tennis representative – Rebeka Margareta Mertena – is already studying.
Liepaja Tennis sport school congratulates Elza Tomase on this achievement and we wish for her to receive even higher awards in the future.