Liepaja tennis teams takes two 1st places in Latvian club team Championship

November 22-24 in Jūrmala, took place Latvian club team Championship (LKKČ) 2019. Liepaja Tennis sport school women team took 1st place in Open, but in 35+ 1st league 1st place was taken by “1625 Liepāja”.Liepaja Tennis sport school team women team for Open was made from Elza Tomase, Alise Vindiga, Veronika Jociene and Patrīcija Špaka and they celebrated victory.Men Open Liepaja Tennis sport school team took 5th place.

In the overall Liepaja Tennis sport school with 3 teams took 4th place.


Our Elza Tomase triumphs in LTU Cup leg for adults

November 15-17 in Jūrmala took place 5th leg of LTU Cup for adults. Our Elza Tomase took the victory, while Matīss Šteinhards finished in split 3rd place. Meanwhile in Jelgava took place “Tenisa klubs Jelgava” tournament for U12, where our Bogdans Kozlovs finished 3rd.Liepaja Tennis sport school at the 5th leg of LTU Cup for adults was represented by Toms Rolis, Matīss Šteinhards, Elza Tomase and Marta Poriete.

In men competition Toms Rolis unfortunately couldn’t overcome the 1st Round, but Matīss Šteinhards managed to get till the Semifinal where with 1-6 0-6 he lost to the next tournament winner, 1st seeded Arvis Bērziņš (Ādaži TC). So at the end Matīss Šteinhards finished in split 3rd place.

In women competition Marta Poriete unfortunately couldn’t overcome the 1st Round. Meanwhile Elza Tomase was 1st seeded and got an easy road to the Final. With 6-1 6-3 Elza Tomase had a victory over Adrija Runča (Mārupes TS) in Final. So at the end Elza Tomase took the victory in the 5th leg of LTU Cup for adults.

In the Jelgava tournament for U12 Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Bogdans Kozlovs, Anna Azarova and Anastasija Lomovska.

At boys competition Bogdans Kozlovs got till the Semifinal, where with 2-6 1-6 he lost to Mārtiņš Rubezis (TK Jelgava). In the game for 3rd place Bogdans Kozlovs with 6-0 4-6 6-3 celebrated victory over Miks Bušēvics (Ādaži TC) and finished 3rd overall. Meanwhile at girls competition Anastasija Lomovska couldn’t pass the 1st Round, but Anna Azarova concluded the tournament in game for Semifinal, where with 2-6 1-6 she lost to 1st seeded Daniela D.Feldmane (Mārupes TS).

Anastasija Sevastova visits Liepājā and has an open training with autograph signing

November 14 Liepaja Tennis sport school students were invited to the LOC Tennis hall. It was visited by our local Anastasija Sevastova, which is currently WTA ranking 27th place holder. Anastasija had an open training together with Liepaja Tennis sport school students Patrīcija Špaka, Elza Tomase and Alise Vindiga.After the open training, all Liepaja Tennis sport school students had the possibility to have a photo with Anastasija Sevastova, as well to get autographs and ask few questions. This opportunity was well received by Liepaja young tennis players.Anastasija stays in her hometown Liepaja already for few days to enjoy Liepaja wind and to have some small vacation. But still, Anastasija is using the new LOC Tennis hall opportunities to have tennis and overall physical trainings, to stay in good condition.Liepaja Tennis sport school would like to thank to Anastasija Sevastova for the possibility to organize an open training and show an example to young Liepaja tennis players.More pictures from the event are available in “Gallery

Patrīcija Špaka izcīna otro vietu ITF dubultspēļu turnīrā Pērnavā

November 9 in Parnu (Estonia) concluded ITF World Tennis Tour “Paf Open 2019” doubles tournament with Liepaja Tennis sport school student Patrīcija Špaka participation, who plaid together with Lithuanian Iveta Daujotaite.Patrīcija and Iveta got till the doubles Final, where with 1-6 2-6 they lost to Suzan Lamens (Netherlands) and Anastasija Pribylova (Russia). So our Patrīcija Špaka finished 2nd in ITF Doubles tournament.

Patrīcija Špaka takes first WTA ranking point in Parnu

November 4- 10 in Estonian city Pernu takes place ITF World Tennis Tour tournament “Paf Open 2019”. At the tournament participates Liepaja Tennis sport school student Patrīcija Špaka, who took first WTA ranking point in her career.Patrīcija began the tournament with qualifiers, where with 6-1 6-2 she won over Estonian Andrea Roots and with 6-1 6-2  victory over Russian Elizaveta Kuznetsova. By winning all games in the Qualifiers, Patrīcija granted her spot in Main draw.

In the 1st round of Main draw Patrīcija had an easy win with 6-1 6-0 over Russian Arina Petrova, but in the game for Quarterfinal Patrīcija unfortunately lost with 1-6 2-6 to 2nd seeded Suzan Lamens from Netherlands. So at the end our 17 years old Patrīcija Špaka took the 1st won game in ITF Main draw and took the 1st WTA ranking point.

After lost game in the Singles Main draw Patrīcija will be able to fully concentrate to Doubles tournament, where she is playing together with Iveta Daujotaite from Lithuania. They already granted themselves game for Semifinal, by winning an intense Quarterfinals game with 5-7 7-5 [10-6] over pair from Belarus – Tatsiana Sasnouskaya and Kseniya Yersh. Patrīcija partner in Doubles Iveta won’t continue to play in Singles, because she lost already unfortunately in the 1st round of Main draw.

Photo: Romāns Kokšarovs, F64

In Liepaja took place three tournaments

From September 11 in Liepaja took place three tournaments. In Liepāja Championship / Ferax U14 triumphed Ričards Špaks and Jana Deņisenko, Liepāja Championship / Ferax U12 victories were celebrated by Bogdans Kozlovs and Anna Azarova, meanwhile in Liepāja Championship for adults won Dāvis Rolis and Alise Vindiga.

September 11 and 12 took place “Liepāja Championship / Ferax U14”. At bots competition eight out of 10 boys were representing Liepaja Tennis sport school. Victory was celebrated by our student Ričards Špaks who in Final with 6-1 6-1 won over 1st seeded Georgijs Harjuzovs (Ventspils TK). 3rd place was taken by our Didzis Vārna. Meanwhile at girls competition from 14 participants only 3 weren’t from Liepaja. But, medals were won by visitors – 1st place – Jana Deņisenko (Denisa Pavlova TS). 2nd place – Elīza Kupruka (Mārupes TS), 3rd place Odeta Panasa (Tennis Pro Academy). From our students best result had Paula Kapleite who came 4th.September 13 and 14 took place “Liepāja Championship / Ferax U12”. At boys competition victory was celebrated by our Bogdans Kozlovs, 2nd place – Vladimirs Krastiņš (Revers’96-TK), but 3rd place our Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese. At girls competition all podium was taken by our students – 1st place Anna Azarova, 2nd place Anastasija Lomovska, 3rd place Ketlina Arone.September 14 and 15 took place Liepaja Championship for adults. At men competition a really good result was shown by Latvian U14 ranking leader, our student Dāvis Rolis, who won the adult tournament. In 2nd place came Jānis Krastiņš (PTA tenisa klubs), but 3rd place was taken by Mārtiņš Jaunzems (Mārupes TS). At women competition victory was celebrated by our U18 player – Alise Vindiga, 2nd place was taken by our Veronika Jociene, but 3rd place went to Anna Bulava (Lielupes TC).

Liepaja Championship in beach tennis 2019 has concluded

September 7 and 8 in the beach tennis courts of LOC Tennis hall took place Liepaja Championship in beach tennis 2019. This tournament was organized by Liepaja Tennis Sport school and Liepaja City Sport deparment, to find out the best beach tennis players of Liepaja in 2019. Tournament took place for two leagues – intermediate and advanced, where the games were played for mixed and men and women pair games.In the Intermediate league for mixed pairs competed 20 participants in 10 pairs. The victory was celebrated by Madara Berga and Elans Strazdiņš, 2nd place to Krista and Gints Siliņš, but 3rd place was taken by Ilze Kārkliņa and Sandis Dejus. Meanwhile in the men pair competition with 5 pairs victory was celebrated by Renārs Kaupers and Guntars Kikučs, who left in 2nd place Andris Karulis with Valters Stirna, but in 3rd place came Edijs Eglītis and Gatis Zvirbulis. In the women pair competition with 6 pairs triumphed Linda Priekule and Madara Berga. 2nd place was taken by Liene Lasmane and Evija Reinfelde, but 3rd place Krista Siliņa and Kristīna Petermane.In Advanced league for mixed pairs with 5 pairs the victory celebrated Edīte Daugule and Ģirts Antonovs. In 2nd place finished Baiba Damberga and Kaspars Klamers, but 3rd – Laura Prikule and Dagnis Šliseris. in the men pairs with 5 pairs won Kaspars Daugulis and Ģirts Antonovs, in 2nd place came Elans Strazdiņš with Mārtiņš Krūms, but in 3rd place – Kristaps Ozoliņš and Mārcis Garuts. Meanwhile in women pair competition with 5 pairs victory was celebrated by Edīte Daugule and Laura Prikule, in 2nd place finished Zane Vilnīte and Ieva Ore, but in 3rd place came Baiba Damberga and Ilze Kārkliņa.More pictures from the tournament you can find in “Gallery”.

Photo: Mārtiņš Vējš

Awarded the beach tennis league winners

August 21 with small award ceremony in the LOC Tennis hall the winners of Liepaja beach volleyball and beach tennis league were awarded.In the beach tennis 2019 season tournament were played 5 legs with men and women doubles, as well as in mixed doubles. As many of the beach tennis tournament participants told, they really enjoyed the tournament, which had a positive vibe and colored their summer emotions.In the awarding ceremony were awarded the best players in the whole 5 legs individually. In the women competition overall victory was celebrated by Zane Vilnīte, in 2nd place tournament finished Madara Berga, but in 3rd place came Guna Jēkabsone. In men competition 1st place was taken by Ģirts Antonovs, in the 2nd came Artis Zombergs, but in the 3rd place remained Elans Strazdiņš.Beach tennis tournament came hand in hand with the beach volleyball tournament and few of the players competed in both tournaments. The positive outcome, that the overall 2nd best player in beach tennis – Artis Zombers came in the 2nd overall place in the beach volleyball tournament as well.The organizers would like to thank to Liepaja Sport department project manager Kaspars Rolavs, main referee Agate Gurecka, photographer Mārtiņš Vējš, technical supporter Valts Kālis and tournament director Ģirts Antonovs.More pictures from award ceremony you can find in “Gallery”.

Beach tennis tournament has concluded

In Liepaja beach volleyball and tennis concluding 5th leg has finished in women pair and men pair competition. This time competed 46 participants  – 16 women in 8 pairs and 30 men in 15 pairs. In women competition won Guna Jēkabsone and Laila Beiere, but in men competition won Artis Zombergs and Ģirts Antonovs. For the overall winner in women competition became Zane Vilnīte, but in men competition – Ģirts Antonovs.

Women competed in two subdivisions, but men in four. After the subdivision games, they were competing for the places.In 5th leg won Guna Jēkabsone and Laila Beiere, 2nd finished Madara Berga and Linda Priekule, 3rd place – Zane Vilnīte and Ieva Ore. In men competition 5th leg won Artis Zombergs and Ģirts Antonovs, 2nd place to Gints Siliņš and Kaspars Klamers, but 3rd – Miks Jaunzems and Elans Strazdiņš.After the 5th leg overall winners are known. In women competition won Zane Vilnīte, 2nd finished Madara Berga, 3rd – Guna Jēkabsone. In men competition in overall finished 1st – Ģirts Antonovs, 2nd – Artis Zombergs, 3rd – Elans Strazdiņš. The awarding ceremony will take place August 21 at 19:00 in LOC Tennis hall.More pictures you can find HERE.

Elza Tomase becomes Latvian adult champion

August 4 till 9 in Jurmala took place Latvian Tennis Union organized “Latvian Adult championship 2019”. In women competition title was taken by our Elza Tomase.Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Toms Rolis, Toms Sutris, Matīss Šteinhards, Justs Jakovļevs, Valērijs Vorobjovs, Elza Tomase un Alise Vindiga.

In men competition best result had our Toms Rolis who got till game for Semifinal. Unfortunately Toms didn’t get into the Semifinal, because he lost with 2-6 3-6 to Teodors Pukše (ACB/VL tenisa skola). Meanwhile in men’s Doubles Toms Rolis with Valērijs Vorobjovs finished 4th.In women competition our Elza Tomase was seeded 1st, and till the Final she got easy by winning each game in two sets. In Final first set Elza won with 6-1 against Irina Kuzmina-Rimša. In the second set, when Elza was in front with 2-1, her opponent retired from the game. So at the end our Elza Tomase became Latvian Adult champion of 2019.