POSTPONED TO YET UNKNOWN TIME In Liepaja will take place Babolat Prix for U18

POSTPONED TO YET UNKNOWN TIME

October 31 and November 1 in the LOC Tennis hall will take place “Babolat balvas izcīņa” (Babolat Prix) for U18 age group. In the tournament will be played out Wild cards to the ITF J3 category tournament “Liepaja International by Babolat”, which will take place at the end of November.It is planned that at the tournament will compete 32 tennis players – 16 boys and 16 girls. Tournament is supported by Babolat representative in Latvia – SIA “Teniss”. You can get the news and information about Babolat in www.teniss.lv and https://www.facebook.com/tenisslv. Babolat shop is located as well in the LOC Tennis hall in Liepaja.

The competition will be held taking into account all the restrictive measures imposed by the spread of COVID-19 infection.

Our students takes two 2nd places at LTU Cup legs

October 9 till 11 in Latvia took place two 8th LTU Cup legs. In Aizkraukle competed U12 age group tennis players, meanwhile in Riga competed U18 tennis players. Liepaja Tennis sport school students Marija Lauva and Enija Paula Aploka in their age groups took 2nd places.In U12 age group Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Marija Lauva, Elizabete Marta Hamitova, Sabīne Vaidere, Paula Gurecka, Laura Kristiana Sprūde, Bogdans Kozlovs and Gustavs Brižs. Best success from our students in Aizkraukle had Marija Lauva. She got herself a place in the Final. With 2-6 5-7 against 1st seeded Odeta Panasa (Tennis Pro Academy) left our Marija Lauva in 2nd place.In U18 Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Enija Paula Aploka and Dāvis Rolis. Dāvis couldn’t finish the 1st round game, but Enija Paula Aploka got herself till the Final. On the way to the Final Enija won over 2nd and 3rd seeded tennis players, but in the Final she had to play against 1st seeded Dārta Daļecka (ACB/VL tenisa skola). With 1-6 6-7(8) Enija lost to her opponent. So at the end of the 8th LTU Cup leg our Enija Paula Aploka finished 2nd.

Our students compete in ITF Juniours

October 5-9 in Jelgava took place ITF Juniors tournamet “Jelgava Cup”.

Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Dāvids Špaks and Alise Vindiga.Dāvids Špaks in the boys competition began with the Qualifiers, but unfortunately in the first game he lost with 6-4 2-6 9-11 to Nojus Poska (Lithuania). And in the Doubles 1st round, where he played together with Alexi Khamrotau (Belarus) with 5-7 7-6(6) 3-10 they lost to pair from Belarus – Anton Kastsenich and Daniil Piatrouski.

At the girls competition our Alise began in the Main draw. In the 1st round with 6-4 1-6 6-4 she won over Estonian Elisabeth Iila, but in the 2nd round with 6-3 6-2 she won over Stsefaniya Shabanava from Belarus. In the game for Semifinal Alise with 6-1 6-7(4) 1-6 lost to other Latvian player – Elizabete Kļavinska. Meanwhile in Doubles Alise did not compete.

Our Dāvids Špaks finishes 2nd in ITF Juniors Doubles

September 28 – October 2 in Ādaži took place ITF Juniors “Ādaži Open” where Liepaja Tennis sport school representative Dāvids Špaks finished 2nd in Doubles.Our only representative in the tournament Dāvids Špaks in the first game in Singles Main draw lost with 5-7 2-6 to Markus Molder from Estonia. Meanwhile in Doubles our Dāvids Špaks played together with Alexi Khamrotau from Belarus. Both boys in the 1st round with 7-6(3) 6-3 won over Latvian pair Artjoms Afanasjevs and Daniels Tens. After then Latvian-Belarusian pair made victory with 7-5 6-3 over 4th seeded Noah Eisenberg (USA) and Fabio Nestola (Great Britain). In Semifinal Dāvids with Alexi with 6-4 7-6(3) made their place in Final over Swedish pair Elliot Altman and John Gabelic. With similar game Dāvids and Alexi against Nicolas Kobelt (Switzerland) and Arslanbek Temirhanov (Sweden) lost to 2nd seeded pair with 6-7(5) 4-6. So at the end our Dāvids Špaks and Belarusian Alexi Khamrotau finished 2nd in Doubles.

4th place in LTU Cup

September 18-20 in Jelgava took place 7th leg of LTU Cup for U12. Best result from our students had Anna Azarova, who finished 4th.

Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Timo Tikums, Anna Azarova, Elizabete Marta Hamitova, Laura Kļaviņa, Daniela Krušatina and Laura Kristiana Sprūde.Timo Tikums, who was only one from Liepaja at boys competition, began with the Qualifiers, but unfortunately he couldn’t qualify for the Main draw.

At girls competition Daniela Krušatina and Laura Kristiana Sprūde began with the Qualifiers. To Main draw got Daniela Krušatina. In the Main draw best results from our girls had Anna Azarova by getting till the Semifinal, where with 3-6 0-6 she lost to 1st seeded Kamilla Černousova (TS Spars). In the game for 3rd place Anna Azarova with 6-7(3) 5-7 lost to 3rd seeded Viktorija Visočanska (Mārupes TS). So at the end our Anna Azarova finished 4th.

At Liepaja Championships few medals stay at home

September 19 and 20 in Liepaja took place “Liepājas meistarsacensības by Ferax” (Liepaja Championship by Ferax) for adults. Victory at women competition was celebrated by our Alise Vindiga, 2nd place at men competition was taken by our Eduards Grodskis, but 2nd place for women took our Paula Jankova.At the tournament competed 9 men and 5 women. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Martins Ivanovs, Eduards Grodskis, Alise Vindiga, Paula Jankova, Anastasija Rižkova and Karolīna Skābe.At men competition best result from our representatives had Eduards Grodskis by getting into the Final. On the way to Final he won over 1st seeded Mārtiņš Jaunzems (Mārupes TS) with 6-1 6-3. In Final 4-6 6-7(3) Eduards lost to 2nd seeded Jānis Auslands (LSNT akadēmija). So at the end our Eduards Grodskis finished in 2nd place at Liepaja Championship by Ferax.Medalists at men competition:
1st place – Jānis Auslands (LSNT akadēmija)
2nd place – Eduards Grodskis (Liepaja Tennis sport school)
3rd place – Jānis Krastiņš (PTA tenisa klubs)At women competition, due to smaller participant number, the tournament was played in group game system, where every player had to play against every opponent. By having all easy wins, the 1st place at the tournament was taken by our Alise Vindiga (Liepaja Tennis sport school). Loosing only one game, 2nd place was taken by our Paula Jankova (Liepaja Tennis sport school), but in 3rd place came Līva Lūse (Enri TK).With “Liepāja Championship by Ferax” for adults, the Liepaja Championships has finished. They were organized for U12, U14, U18 age groups and adults. Liepaja Tennis sport school thanks to the supporters of the tournament – Liepaja company “Ferax” (https://www.facebook.com/ferax.lv) and Liepaja municipality. Special thanks goes to Andrejs Žukovs.

Our Kārlis Vēberis finishes 3rd in Liepaja U18 Championship

September 17 and 18 in Liepaja took place “Liepājas meistarsacensības by Ferax” (Liepaja Championship by Ferax) for U18 age group. Our Kārlis Vēberis finished 3rd.At the tournament competed 9 boys and 13 girls. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Kārlis Vēberis, Didzis Vārna, Ričards Špaks, Francis Andersons, Paula Jankova, Anastasija Rižkova, Paula Kapleite, Elizabete Deglava, Kristiana Lagzdiņa and Annete Skripka.At boys competition the best result from our students showed Kārlis Vēberis, who was 2nd seeded. Kārlis got till the Semifinal, where with 1-6 1-6 he lost to 3rd seeded Ruslans Filipenko (ACB/VL tenisa skola). In the game for 3rd place Kārlis with 6-2 6-3 was better than 4th seeded Pavels Petrovs (ACB/VL tenisa skola), so at the end our Kārlis Vēberis finished 3rd. Meanwhile the victory in Liepaja Championship by Ferax was celebrated by Ruslans Filipenko (ACB/VL tenisa skola), who with 6-2 6-0 left in the 2nd place 1st seeded Artūrs Žagars (Event Lab).At girls competition none of our students unfortunately couldn’t get till the Semifinal. Victory in the tournament was celebrated by Jasmīne Lūse (Mārupes TS), 2nd place took Laura Spārniņa (TSS Open), but in 3rd place finished Elīza Kupruka (Mārupes TS).

“Liepājas Championship by Ferax” will conclude with the competition for adults, which will take place September 19 and 20.Tournament is supported by company from Liepaja – “Ferax” (https://www.facebook.com/ferax.lv) and Liepaja Municipality. Special thanks to Andrejs Žukovs.

At Liepāja U14 championship trophies for the guests

September 9 and 10 in Liepaja took place “Liepaja Championship by Ferax” (Liepājas meistarsacensības by Ferax) for U14 age group. Our student Anna Azarova finished 2nd, but Elizabete Marta Hamitova – 3rd.In the tournament competed 12 boys and only 3 of them were not Liepaja Tennis sport school students and 16 girls from whom only 2 were not from Liepaja. At boys competition till the Final got our visitors – Georgijs Harjuzovs (Ventspils TK) and Aleksejs Čurkins (Mārupes TS). In Final with 6-4 6-3 victory was celebrated by visitor from Ventspils – Georgijs Harjuzovs. In 3rd place came Oskars Butāns (Tennis Pro Academy). Meanwhile best result from Liepaja Tennis sport school had Bogdans Kozlovs by finishing 4th.At girls competition till Final got our Anna Azarova and Stefānija Bolēvica (Event Lab). In Final with 6-0 6-0 victory in Liepāja Championship by Ferax was celebrated by Stefānija Bolēvica, so our Anna Azarova finished 2nd, but in 3rd place came our Elizabete Marta Hamitova.Liepaja Championship by Ferax will continue on September 17 and 18 when will take place competition for U18 age group tennis players.

The tournament is supported by copmany from Liepaja – “Ferax” (https://www.facebook.com/ferax.lv) and Liepaja municipality. Special thanks to Andrejs Žukovs.

Ance Skripke takes 2nd place in Ventspils

September 6 in Ventspils took place “Ventspils Prix” (“Ventspils balvas izcīņa”) for U8 age group. In this tournament girls and boys were competing in the same group. Our Ance Skripka finished 2nd.Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Ance Skripka, Samanta Laura Kukle, Emīls Latišs, Sabīne Strautiņa, Ernests Škuburs, Jaroslava Golovanova and Lizete Keita Kisele.Till the deciding games only Ance Skripka from our students got her way. In the final round winning one and loosing one game, at the end Ance Skripka finished 2nd in the Ventspils Prix.

In Liepaja U12 Championship wins our students

September 7 and 8 in Liepaja took place “Liepaja Championship by Ferax” (Liepājas meistarsacensības by Ferax) for U12 age group. Victories were celebrated by Bogdans Kozlovs and Anna Azarova.At the tournament competed 27 young tennis players and only 4 were not Liepaja Tennis sport school students. At boys competition till the Final got our student, 1st seeded Bogdans Kozlovs and Romans Kravcovs (Denisa Pavlova TS). With 6-2 6-2 victory was celebrated by our Bogdans Kozlovs, in 2nd place – Romans Kravcovs. Meanwhile the 3rd place took Ralfs Upenieks (individually).At girls competition till the final got two our students – 1st seeded Anna Azarova and 2nd seeded Elizabete Marta Hamitova. With 6-0 6-3 victory in Liepaja Championship by Ferax took Anna Azarova, so Elizabete Marta Hamitova finished in 2nd, but in 3rd place came Marina Markina (Private TK).Already in September 9 and 10 will begin Liepaja Championship by Ferax for U14 age group.

Tournament is supported by enterprise from Liepaja – “Ferax” (https://www.facebook.com/ferax.lv) and Liepaja municipality. Special thanks for support to Andrejs Žukovs.