In Liepaja will take place Tennis Europe tournament for U12

August 26 – 30 in the Liepaja Tennis sport school tennis courts will take place Tennis competition “Liepaja International Tournament U12”, with participants from all around the world.At the moment the intent to compete has shown 109 young tennis players from Estonia, Turkey, Belarus, Lithuania, Russia, Georgia, France, Germany, Ukraine, Thailand, Norway and of course Latvia. In the tournament will compete 92 tennis players decided by their ranking.

Everyone is welcome to support young tennis players in the tennis courts in Jūrmalas parks. Entrance is for free.

Patrīcija Špaka triumphs in Doubles in Germany

In beginning of August Patrīcija Špaka and Dāvids Špaks competed in international tournaments in Germany. Patrīcija Špaka celebrated victory in Doubles, when played together with representative from Italy.August 5-10 in German city Gladbeck took place ITF Juniors tournament “VAN DER VALK HOTEL GLADBECK Junior Cup powered by BABOLAT”, where Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Patrīcija Špaka. In Singles Patrīcija got till the Quarterfinal, where with 6-4 3-6 1-6 she lost to 1st seeded Amarissa Kiara Toth (Hungary). Meanwhile in Doubles Patrīcija Špaka played together with Arianna Zucchini (Italy) and managed to get till the Final, where with 6-2 4-6 [10-8] they celebrated victory over Julia Avdeeva (Russia) and Selin Lidya Sepken (Turkey). So our Patrīcija Špaka took the victory in international Doubles.

August 3-11 in German city Augsburg took place Tennis Europe tournament “Bavarian Junior Open 2019”, where Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Dāvids Špaks. In Singles Dāvids got till the 3rd Round, where for game for Quarterfinals with 0-6 4-6 he lost to 1st seeded Carlos Guerrero Alvarez (Spain).

In Liepaja will take place ITF Juniors tournament

September 2 to 6 at the Liepaja Tennis sport school tennis courts will take place ITF Juniors tournament “Prince Cup Liepaja 2019” for U18 with participants from all over the world.At the moment the possible 96 participants will represent following countries – Portugal, Belarus, Poland, Russia, Israel, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Croatia, Finland, Lithuania, Germany, Ukraine, Serbia, Great Britain, Belgium, Estonia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Denmark, Spain, Norway and of course Latvia.

Everyone is welcome to support the young tennis players at the tennis courts in the Jurmalas parks. Entrance for free.

In Liepaja has concluded international beach tennis tournament for amateurs

July 27 and 28 in the beach tennis courts by the new Liepaja Tennis hall took place international beach tennis tournament for amateurs “Liepāja Open” with participants from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia.Overall in the tournament competed 66 beach tennis pairs and it took place in two levels – Advanced and Intermediate. In the Advanced level competed men pairs and mixed pairs, but in the Intermediate level competed men pairs, women pairs and mixed pairs.In the Advanced level men pair competition victory was celebrated by Ģirts and Andris Antonovs, in the 2nd place came Elans Strazdiņš and Martins Uglevs, but in 3rd – Nikita Mackevics and Andrejs Bersenevs. Meanwhile in mixed pair competition victory was taken by Nikita Ribakovs and Zane Vilnīte, in 2nd place Sigita Nezduļkina and Kaspars Daugulis, but 3rd place was taken by Edīte Daugule and Ģirts Antonovs.In the Intermediate level men pair competition victory was taken by Pāvels Semencuks and Aleksandrs Fjodorovs, in 2nd place finished Elans Zīverts and Miks Jaunzems, but in 3rd place – Dmitrijs Scetinins and Vadims Svjastins. At women competition 1st place won Edīte Daugule and Laura Prikule, 2nd place – Anastasija Volgina and Aleksandra Kovalova, 3rd place Linda Priekule and Madara Berga. Meanwhile in Mixed pair competition 1st place was taken by Elans Strazdiņš and Madara Berga, 2nd place – Aiga Krīgere and Aleksandrs Fjodorovs, but in 3rd place Andrejs Bersenevs and Aleksandra Kulbacka.Pictures from the competition are here.

Patrīcija Špaka and Elza Tomase competes at international tournaments

In middle of July, Liepaja Tennis sport school representatives Elza Tomase and Patrīcija Špaka competed in ITF Juniors tournaments. July 15-20 our Elza Tomase participated in ITF Juniors tournament “NRW Junior Open 2019” in Germany. In Singles Elza finished already in 2nd round with 1-6 6-7(4) against Nadezda Khalturina (Russia). Meanwhile in Doubles Elza with Ella Haavisto (Finland) in the game for Semifinal lost with 3-6 7-6(3) [10-12] to Emilie Elde (Norway) and Izabelle Persson (Sweden).July 17-21 our Patrīcija participated in ITF Juniors tournament “FROMM Swiss Junior Trophy Sommer” in Switzerland. In Singles Patrīcija got till the Semifinal, where she with 2-6 6-7(1) lost to the next winner of the tournament Jessica Bouzas Maneiro (Spain). Meanwhile in Doubles Patrīcija with Francesca Curmi (Malta) finished in the game for Semifinal, where they with 2-6 2-6 lost to the pair from Spain, the next winners of the tournament – Jessica Bouzas Maneiro and Marta Custic.

Davis Rolis helps team Latvia U14

June 30 till July 2 in Spain city Murcia took place Tennis Europe qualifying round “European Summer Cups 14 & Under Boys”. In team Latvia competed Liepaja Tennis sport school student Dāvis Rolis.Team Latvia was in the qualifying group with Belgium, Great Britain, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey. In Quartefinals against team Portugal Dāvis Rolis played in doubles with Daniels Tens and by winning with 6-1 6-4 they helped team Latvia to win against Team Portugal with 2-1. In Semifinal team Latvia had to play against team Spain. Our Dāvis Rolis unfortunately lost against Spains Miguel Avendano Cadena with 1-6 2-6. Team Latvia lost to team Spain with 0-2, so team Latvia had to play for the 3rd place against team Turkey. By winning all games against Turkey, with 3-0 team Latvia took the 3rd place, but unfortunately it was not enough to qualify for the Final tournament of “Tennis Europe European Summer Cups 14 & Under Boys”.

In the international tournament in Liepaja good results for locals

Before midsummer celebration in the tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis sport school took place Tennis Europe tournament for U14 “Liepaja International Tournament U14” with big number of participants. Our Dāvis Rolis in Singles took 3rd place, but in Doubles he celebrated victory, while Enija Paula Aploka took 3rd place in Doubles.In the tournament competed 96 young tennis players from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus, Russia, Czech Republic, Finland, Poland, Italy and Japan. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Enija Paula Aploka, Dāvis Rolis and Artjoms Splenders.Artjoms Splenders began with qualifiers, but couldn’t manage to qualify for the Main draw. Meanwhile Dāvis Rolis was 6th seeded and in the 1st round he won over Kevin Lempu (Estonia) with 6-0 6-1. In the 2nd round Dāvis won with an intense 5-7 7-6(4) 7-6(6) over Artur Yurkevich (Belarus). In Quarterfinal Dāvis had a walkover. In Semifinal, Dāvis played against 4th seeded Tikhon Fedorov (Belarus) and lost with 3-6 4-6 so Dāvis Rolis finished 3rd. At boys competition victory was celbrated by Tikhon Fedorov (Belarus).At girls competition Enija Paula Aploka in 1st round met against 5th seeded Sara Saito (Japan) and unfortunatelly lost with 1-6 2-6. In girls competition victory was celebrated by Hanna Tsitavets (Belarus).Enija Paula Aploka played together with Emma Namnieks (Estonia) in Doubles. As they were seeded 2nd, they began the tournament in the 2nd round, where with 7-5 6-1 they got into the Semifinal. In the game for Final Enija and Emma competed against Pair from Japan – Hayu Kinoshita and Sara Saito. With 2-6 1-6 Enija and Emma lost, so at the end Enija Paula Aploka and Emma Namnieks finished 3rd. In Girls Doubles victory was celebrated by Hayu Kinoshita and Sara Saito from Japan.In Boys Doubles our Dāvis Rolis competed together with Villem Aadamsoo (Estonia). As they were seeded 2nd, they began with 2nd round. In the game for Semifinal Dāvis and Villem were in front with 3-0, when the opponents withdrawed. In Semifinal Dāvis with Villem competed against Lithuanians Faustas Kuliusas and Haroldas Kulnys. By winning with 6-4 6-1 Dāvis and Villem granted a place in Final, where they met with 1st seeded Belarussians Tikhon Fedorov and Artur Yurkevich. With 6-4 7-6(4) Doubles victory was celebrated by our Dāvis Rolis and Estionan Villem Aadamsoo.

Young tennis players shows good results

Liepaja Tennis sport school students competed in various tournaments – international and local. This time best results had the youngest ones – in U10 gold for Anna Azarova and silver for Paula Gurecka, meanwhile in U8 gold to Darja Korčevska.

June 12 – 16 in Poland took place ITF Juniors tournamnet “ITF Juniors Bytom Cup”, where Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Patrīcija Špaka. In the 1st round Patrīcija with 7-5 6-1 won over Laura Duhl (Poland). In 2nd round with 6-2 6-1 Patrīcija won over Aleksandra Wierzbowska (Poland). In the game for Semifinal Patrīcija with 3-6 2-6 lost to 2nd seeded Martyna Kubka (Poland).

June 8 – 15 in Riga took place Tennis Europe tournament “Riga Open- Inspired by tennis” for U12, U14 and U16. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Marija Lauva in U12, Enija Paula Aploka and Dāvis Rolis in U14, Evelīna Ķīvīte, Karolīna Skābe and Dāvids Špaks in U16.

In U12 Marija Lauva began with qualifiers, where she won over representatives from Russia and Estonia and god into the Main draw. In the 1st round in Main draw Marija with 6-1 6-1 had an easy win over Milla Kotamaeki (Finland). But in the game for Quarterfinal Marija with 4-6 3-6 lost to Antonina Czajka (Poland).

In U14 Dāvis Rolis lost unfortunatelly already at the 1st round of Main draw with 4-6 4-6 to Janis Raffael Simmen (Switzerland). But in the Doubles Dāvis together with Artur Yurkevich (Belarus) managed to get into the Semifinal, where they lost with 3-6 6-2 7-10 to Gustavs Dambiņš (Latvia) and Markus Molder (Estonia). Meanwhile at the girls competition Enija Paula Aploka in the 1st round with 6-1 6-1 won over Patricija Cechanaviciute (Lithuania), but in 2nd round with 2-6 1-6 Enija lost to Vlada Kozak (Great Britain).

In U16 Dāvids Špaks unfortunately lost already in the 1st round to Alexander Ushakov (Russia) with 2-6 3-6. Meanwhile Karolīna Skābe in 1st round lost to Anastasija Adeikyte (Lithuania) with 6(2)-7 2-6, but Evelīna Ķīvīte in 1st round with 4-6 6-2 6-1 won over Mariela Pluutus (Estonia), in  2nd round with 6-3 7-6(4) Evelīna won over 6th seeded Valeriia Krokhotina (Russia). But in the game for Semfinal Evelīna Ķīvīte with 4-6 5-7 lost to Elizabeth Strongina (Russia).

June 15 in Ventspils took place “Ventspils balvas izcīņa” for U10 where Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Orests Ronis, Poļina Iļasova, Karolīna Lāce, Paula Gurecka and Anna Azarova.Best result had Paula Gurecka and Anna Azarova. They both took the 1st place in their Subdivisions. Anna and Paula won their Semifinals, so they both had to meet in the Final. With 4-1 this time victory was celebrated by Anna Azarova, so Paula Gurecka finished 2nd.

June 15 and 16 in Garkalne took place “Garkalnes atklātais turnīrs” for U8 and U9. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Gabriela Putra, Darja Korčevska, Marina Poļikarpova in U8 and Olivers Arons in U9.

In U8 Marina Poļikarpova and Darja Korčevska won in their Subdivisions. Marina Poļikarpova lost in the Quarterfinal and finished 8th overall, meanwhile Darja Korčevska lost all remaining games and took the victory in the tournament.

From Georgia returns with Sivler and Bronze

In early June Liepaja Tennis sport school student Elza Tomase had a good ITF Juniors tournament in Georgia. In Singles Elza took 3rd place, but in Doubles she finished 2nd.From June 3-8 in Georgian capital Tbilisi took place ITF Juniors tournament “ITF Tbilisi Cup 2019”, where Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Elza Tomase and Valerijs Vorobjovs.Valerijs Vorobjovs in the 1st round of Main draw with 4-6 1-6 lost to Shokhrukh Gayratov (Kazakhstan) and his Singles tournament unfortunately was over. Valerijs together with Daniel Karapetyan (Armenia) competed in Doubles. In 1st round they met against 1st seeded Ilarion Danilchenko (Russia) and Emir Sendogan (Turkey). In an intense game with 3-6 7-5 6-10 Valerijs and Daniel lost to their opponents.Elza Tomase in the 1st round of Singles had an easy win with 6-2 6-0 over Polina Koneva (Russia). In 2nd round with 6-0 6-4 a win over Anastasia Kovaleva (Russia). In Quarterfinal Elza with 6-3 7-6(3) had a victory over Irena Muradyan (Armenia). But in the game for Final Elza with 0-6 4-6 lost to Tatyana Nikolenko (Kazakhstan). So at the end Elza Tomase finished in split 3rd place.Elza in pair with Anastasia Kovaleva (Russia) competed in Doubles as well. Both girls managed to get till the Final where with an intense 7-5 4-6 3-10 they lost to Georgian pair Tamari Gagoshidze and Nino Natsvlishvili. So at the end Elza Tomase and Anastasia Kovaleva finished 2nd in ITF Juniors Doubles tournament.Photo: Georgia Tennis Federation