Three new medals for our students

In June 8 began two tournaments where competed our students. At the end in U9 our Viktorija Homutova finished with Bronze, in U10 our Anna Azarova celebrated victory with Gold, meanwhile in U14 our Bogdans Kozlovs finished with Silver.

June 8 to 9 in Ādaži took place “TC Ādaži balvas izcīņa” (TC Ādaži Prix) for U9 and U10 age groups. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Viktorija Homutova in U9 and Timo Bertrams Tikums with Annu Azarovu in U10.In U9 Viktorija Homutova won three out of fight games and that gave her 3rd place overall. Meanwhile at U10 for boys Timo Bertrams Tikums this time couldn’t manage to win none of his subdivision games, so at the end he finished 14th. In U10 for girls our Anna Azarova had three great games at her subdivision and she continued to play for the win in the tournament. By having convincing games as in Semifinal, and in Final, at the end of the tournament Anna Azarova won and took the 1st place overall.June 8 – 10 in Garkalne region Bukulti took place “LSTA vasaras sezonas atklāšanas sacensības” (LSTA summer season opening tournament) for U14. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by 11 years old Bogdans Kozlovs. In the 1st round Bogdans with 6-1 6-0 won over Kārlis Flugins (Garkalnes TS), in 2nd round with 6-4 6-2 Bogdans won over 4th seeded Radions Hubajevs (Denisa Pavlova TS). In Semifinal Bogdans with 7-5 6-3 won over 2nd seeded Normunds Rudzītis and granted himself a spot into the Final, where he had to meet with 1st seeded Pauls Kūdriņš (Enri TK). With 2-6 2-6 Bogdans Kozlovs lost in the Final, but at the end he took 2nd place overall.

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

June has begun with some victories

Last weekend Liepaja Tennis sport school students competed in various national and international competitions with various success. Dāvids Špaks finished 3rd in Doubles in Estonia, but Didzis Vārna took 2nd place in Ādaži, meanwhile in competition in Liepaja almost all podium was taken by our students.

May 25 till June 2 in Estonian capital Tallinn took place Tennis Europe tournament “Estonian Junior Open”, where Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Dāvids Špaks.

Dāvids Špaks begun the tournament with qualification round, where he had two wins with 6-0 6-1 over Andree Karel Kalle (Estonia) and with 1-6 6-1 6-1 over Oleg Molotkov (Estonia) and qualified for the Main draw where he unfortunately lost already in the 1st round to 4th seeded Nikola Zekic (Serbia) in intense game with 3-6 7-5 3-6. Dāvids together with other Latvian representative Arjoms Afanasjevs competed in Doubles, where in 1st round with 6-7(2) 6-2 15-13 they won over Estonians Jakob Eduard Laul and Mathias Tempel. In Quarterfinal Dāvids and Artjoms in intense game with 3-6 6-4 10-6 won over Edas Butvilas (Lithuania) and Patryk Stankiewicz (Poland). In game for the Final Dāvids and Artjoms with 6-1 6-3 lost to next Doubles tournament winners Juho Eric Biggs (Finland) and Andreas Sillaste (Estonia) so Dāvids and Artjoms finished 3rd.

May 31 till June 2 in Riga took place “Rīgas čempionāts pieaugušajiem” (Riga adult championship), which was as well the 3rd leg of LTU Cup. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Toms Rolis, Toms Sutris, Matīss Šteinhards, Justs Jakovlevs, Renārs Grodskis, Alise Vindiga and Veronika Jociene.In men competition best result had Toms Rolis, who got into the Final, where he with 1-6 3-6 lost to 1st seeded Rihards Emuliņš (Mārupes TS) and finished 3rd overall. Meanwhile at women competition Alise Vindiga finished already after the 1st round, but Veronika Jociene finished in the game for Semifinal.

June 1 and 2 in Ādaži took place “Ādažu kauss U14” (Ādaži Cup U14), where Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Didzis Vārna, who with good games managed to get into the Final. With 3-6 5-7 Didzis lost to 1st seeded Daņils Folkheims (Biedrība Teniss Rīgā). So at the end Didzis Vārna finished 2nd in Ādaži Cup.

June 1 and 2 in the tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis sport school took place “Prince balvas izcīņa” (Prince Prix) for U12. At the home competition Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented with a lot of young tennis players. At boys competition the victory was taken by Bogdans Kozlovs (Liepaja Tennis sport school), 2nd place took Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese (Liepaja Tennis sport school), but in 3rd place finished Maiks Vasilioglo (individual). At girls competition 1st place was taken by Marija Lauva (Liepaja Tennis sport school), in 2nd place finished Anna Azarova (Liepaja Tennis sport school), but 3rd place was taken by Evelīna Poikāne (Liepaja Tennis sport school).

In May Liepaja young tennis players reached good results

In last few weeks Liepaja Tennis sport school students competed in various local, national and international competition with various results. Elza Tomase took Silver in international Singles tournament, meanwhile Patrīcija Špaka won international Doubles tournament, while Dāvis Rolis and Elza Tomase finished 2nd in international Doubles.

International competitions

May 4-12 in Viljandi (Estonia) took place Tennis Europe “Airok Viljandi Open” for U16. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Dāvis Rolis.In 1st round Dāvis with 6-1 6-2 won over Sten Hiiesalu (Estonia), but in 2nd round with 1-6 2-6 Dāvis lost to Andre Toomvali (Estonia).

May 19-26 in Estonian capital Tallinn took place Tennis Europe “Estonian Junior Open” for U14 with participation of our Dāvis Rolis.

Dāvis in 1st round with 6-3 6-1 won over Georg Strasch (Estonia). In 2nd round with 6-4 6-2 win over Emil Matikainen (Finland). In game for Semifinal Dāvis lost with 2-6 6-7(3) to 2nd seeded Tomasz Berkieta (Poland). Dāvis Rolis together with Denis Maijorov (Estonia) competed in Doubles. Latvian Estonian pair managed to get to the Final, where unfortunately with 5-7 0-6 they lost to Gustavs Dambiņš (Latvia) and Marc Majdandzic (Germany). So Dāvis Rolis finished 2nd in Doubles.

May 13-18 in Latvian city Ventspils took place ITF Juniors “Ventspils Open by Babolat”. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Valerijs Vorobjovs, Evelīna Ķīvīte, Elza Tomase, Alise Vindiga.Best result had our Elza by getting into the Final against Stefānija Poļiščuka. With 3-6 0-6 our Elza Tomase lost and finished 2nd in ITF Juniors tournament.Elza Tomase together with Sofiya Chekhlystova (Estonia) competed in Doubles and they got till the Final against Latvian pair Margarita Ignatjeva and Stefānija Poļiščuka. With 3-6 3-6 Latvian pair won so our Elza Tomase with Estonian Sofiya Chekhlystova finished 2nd in Doubles. So at the end our Elza Tomase in the ITF Juniors tournament had double Silver.

May 20-25 in Estonian capital Tallinn took place  ITF Juniors “Estonian Junior Open” where Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Valerijs Vorobjovs, Patrīcija Špaka and Elza Tomase.

Valerijs Vorobjovs began with Qualifiers and couldn’t manage to qualify for Main draw. Meanwhile at girls competition Patrīcija Špaka in 1st round lost to 1st seeded Weronika Baszak (Poland). Elza Tomase lost in 2nd round to 3rd seeded Aleksandra Julia Jelen (Poland) with 4-6 2-6. Patrīcija Špaka together with Kristina Dmitruk (Belarus) competed in Doubles. They managed to get till the Final against Margarita Ignatjeva (Latvia) and Elizaveta Dementyeva (Russia). With 6-3 6-3 victory in Doubles tournament was celebrated by our Patrīcija Špaka and Belarussian Kristina Dmitruk.

Younger tennis players

May 18 in Jūrmala took place LTS / Kings College Spring tennis festival for U10 in Doubles. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Liepaja pair Jeļizaveta Rižkova and Karolīna Lāce, Meanwhile Paula Gurecka played with Keisija Bērziņa (Tennis Pro Academy), Orests Ronis with Vestards Elsbergs (TC Ādaži), but Timo Bertrams Tikums with Anna Šteinberga (Ventspils TK).

Best result had our Paula Gurecka with Keisiju Bērziņu from Riga by finishing 6th. Meanwhile Ronis-Elsbergs finished 9th, Tikums-Šteinberga – 11th, but Rižkova-Lāce finished 16th.

May 18 and 19 in Jūrmala took place LTS / Kings College Spring tennis festival for U8, U9 and U10 in Singles. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Markuss Gūža, Darja Korčevska, Marina Poļikarpova and Ance Skripka in U8, Olivers Arons in U9, Timo Bertrams Tikums, Orests Ronis, Jeļizaveta Rižkova, Karolīna Lāce, Alise Latiša and Paula Gurecka in U10.In U8 our Darja Korčevska got into till the game for 3rd place, where she won with 11-3. So Darja Korčevska finished with Bronze. Ance Skripka in her first competition finshed 10th, but Marina Poļikarpova – 18th. Meanwhile at boys competition Markuss Gūža finshed 15th.

In U9 Olivers finished 16th.In U10 Orests Ronis finished 18th, but Timo Bertrams Tikums – 26th. At girls competition Alise Latiša and Paula Gurecka won in their subdivisions and continued to compete for victory in tournament. At the end Paula Gurecka finished 5th, but Alise Latiša finished 2nd in the tournament.

May 25 and 26 in Liepaja took place season opening tournament in mini tennis “Liepājas Tenisa sporta skolas meistarsacīkstes” for U8, U9 and U10. Of course in the home tournament Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented with a lot of young tennis players.Results
U-8 girls:
1st place – Darja Korčevska (Liepaja Tennis sport school)
2nd place – Emīlija Brūdere (Liepaja Tennis sport school)
3rd place – Maija Jablonska (Liepaja Tennis sport school)U-8 boys:
1st place – Alex Teodors Galics (Tennis Pro Academy)
2nd place – Aleksejs Žuravļovs (Rēzekne)
3rd place – Andrejs Gilodo (Denisa Palvova TS)U-9 girls:
1st place – Līga Freimane (Teniss Rīgā biedrība)
2nd place – Emma Spredze (ACB/VL tennis school)
3rd place– Isabella Dinulovic (Tennis Pro Academy)U-9 boys:
1st place – Aleksandrs Harjuzovs (Ventspils TK)
2nd place – Leonards Ozoliņš (Liepaja Tennis sport school)
3rd place – Damirs Livanskis (Liepaja Tennis sport school)U-10 girls:
1st place – Anna Azarova (Liepaja Tennis sport school)
2nd place – Alise Latiša (Liepaja Tennis sport school)
3rd place – Elizabete Marta Hamitova (Liepaja Tennis sport school)U-10 boys:
1st place – Romans Kravcovs (Denisa Pavlova TS)
2nd place – Jegors Haritonovs (TK Enri)
3rd place – Ņikita Iņutins (TK Enri)U12 tennis players

May 18 and 19 in Liepaja took place Amber Wilson Prix for U12. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese, Bogdans Kozlovs, Ernests Brūders, Marks Freiborns, Marija Lauva, Sabīne Vaidere, Ketlina Arone, Elizabete Marta Hamitova, Anastasija Lomovska, Evelīna Poikāne, Annete Skripka, Laura Kļaviņa and Daniela Krušatina.At boys competition best result had Bogdans Kozlovs and Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese by getting into the Semifinal, where they had to compete against each other. With 6-3 6-4 place in Final won Bogdans Kozlovs. Meanwhile Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese in game for 3rd place with 6-2 6-0 had an easy win over Kristofers Krūmiņš (Mārupes TS), so Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese took Bronze. In Final Bogdans Kozlovs played against Kirils Sokolovs (Tennis Pro Academy). With 6-0 6-3 victory in Amber Wilson Prix was won by our Bogdans Kozlovs.At girls competition our Marija Lauva got into the Semifinal. In game for Final Marija with 2-6 0-6 lost to 1st seeded Adelina Lačinova (TSS Opena). In game for 3rd place against 2nd seeded Daniela Puiša (Enri TK) Marija Lauva with 2-6 6-4 6-0 could win, so Marija Lauva finished 3rd in Amber Wilson Prix.

Our student wins in LTU cup leg in Liepaja

May 3-5 in the Liepaja Tennis sport school tennis courts took place 5th leg of LTU cup for U18. Competition was successful for our students, because victories in the tournament was celebrated by our Valerijs Vorobjovs and Alise Vindiga, but Dāvids Špaks finished 2nd and Evelīna Ķīvīte – 3rd.

Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Ričards Špaks, Dāvids Špaks, Valerijs Vorobjovs, Francis Andersons, Renārs Grodskis, Alise Vindiga, Evelīna Ķīvīte, Veronika Jociene, Paula Jankova, Karolīna Skābe, Elizabete Deglava and Anastasija Rižkova.At boys competition from our student best result showed Valerijs Vorobjovs and Dāvids Špaks, who both got into the Final. With 6-2 6-1 victory in the tournament was celebrated by Valerijs Vorobjovs, so Dāvids Špaks finished 2nd, but 3rd place in Liepaja was taken by 1st seeded Edvards Šnepsts (Ādaži TC).At girls competition in Semifinal got three our representatives – 1st seeded Alise Vindiga, 3rd seeded Evelīna Ķīvīte and 4th seeded Veronika Jociene. To our girls in Semifinal joined 2nd seeded Agrita Gavronska (Mārupes TS). In our student Semifinal between Alise Vindiga and Veronika Jociene in Final got Alise who won with 6-3 6-0. Meanwhile in other Semifinal game between our Evelīna Ķīvīta and Agrita Gavronska from Mārupe with intense three set game 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(5) place in Final got Agrita Gavronska. In the game for 3rd place between our girls Evelīna Ķīvīte and Veronika Jociene with 6-1 1-6 6-4 3rd place was taken by Evelīna Ķīvīte. In Final an easy win with 6-0 6-1 victory in the tournament was celebrated by our Alise Vindiga, so Agrita Gavronska from Mārupe finished 2nd.

Gold in Ventspils

Liepaja Tennis sport school student Damirs Livanskis won the Ventspils U9 tournament, but our Leonards Ozoliņš finished 5th.

April 28 in Ventspils took place “Ventspils Prix” for U9. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Damirs Livanskis and Leonards Ozoliņš.Leonards Ozoliņš in his subdivision won 3 out of 4 games and finished 3rd, while in the overall of the tournament he finished 5th place. Meanwhile Damirs Livanskis by winning 3 out of 4 games finished 1st in his subdivision. By winning Semifinal and Final games, Damirs Livanskis took the victory in the tournament.

Fed Cup games with our participation against Germany has concluded

April 19-20 in Riga took place Fed Cup by BNP Paribas games to reach eight-team World Group between Latvia and Germany. Without our Anastasija Sevastova, who had an injury, so couldn’t compete at the games, team Latvia unfortunately lost to Germany with 1-3.Without our Anastasija, team Latvia at the Fed Cup still got some Liepaja representatives, because as in games against team Slovakia, in team Latvia was included our young Patrīcija Špaka, as well as the team Latvia captain was our Adrians Žguns.We would like to thank to Adrians Žguns for the support and giving the possibility for young tennis players from Liepaja to visit the Fed Cup games in Riga for free.

As well we wish our Patrīcija Špaka excellent achievements and results in her future competitions, as well the possibility to play at the Fed Cup game.Photo: LTS / Raimonds Volonts

Youngest Liepaja Tennis sport school students wins Silver and Bronze

Few young Liepaja Tennis sport school students competed at tournament in Riga for U8, U9 and U10 age groups. Our Paula Gurecka took 2nd place, meanwhile our Damirs Livanskis returned from Riga with Bronze.April 14 in Riga took place “Event Lab / Enri Tour balvas izcīņa” for U8, U9 and U10 age groups. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Darina Kozlova, Darja Korčevska and Marina Poļikarpova in U8, Damirs Livanskis and Viktorija Homutova in U9, but Paula Gurecka and Jeļizaveta Rižkova in U10.

In U8 Darina Kozlova took 3rd place in her subdivision and overall she finished 23rd, meanwhile Darja Korčevska and Marina Poļikarpova finished first in their subdivisions and continued to compete for the victory in tournament. In the games for Quarterfinals, both our students unfortunately lost, but in the overall Darja Korčevska finished 6st, while Marina Poļikarpova finished 7th.In U9 group Viktorija Homutova won two out of three games in her subdivision, so she continued to compete for the 5-8 places. Winning both remaining games Viktorija Homutova finished 5th overall. Meanwhile at U9 for boys Damirs Livanskis in his subdivision won all games and continued to compete for the overall victory. In Semifinal he lost, but at the end he managed to finish 3rd, so Damirs Livanskis took the Bronze.In U10 group Jeļizaveta Rižkova unfortunately lost all subdivision games and continued to compete for 17-19 place. By winning both remaining games Jeļizaveta Rižkova finished 17th overall. Meanwhile Paula Gurecka in her subdivision won all games and continued fo the overall victory. In Semifinal Paula succeeded, but in the even Final game Paula couldn’t manage to celebrate the victory, so at the end Paula Gurecka took Silver.

LOC tennis hall in Liepaja has been officially opened

To improve Liepaja sports infrastructure and strengthen the tennis traditions in Liepaja, Saturday, April 13, in celebratory and sporty vibe the new LOC tennis hall has been officially opened. In the new sport complex are included five indoor courts, gym and recreation area, outdoors and beach tennis fields, aswell in the hall are located administrative division, sports goods store and cafe.Tennis hall is planned to raise the training quality of education establishmend students and sport club members through the year. New tennis hall will allow to organize new international level tournaments in Liepaja as well it will allow to continue the training process while the tournaments will be ongoing.“Today Liepaja, our citizends and guests has a celebration, because the tennis, who is part of our city for more than hundred years and has risen international tennis stars, has a new home. The new tennis hall wouldn’t be possible withouth the support of government, Latvian Tennis union and our own ambitions. I want to than everyone, who has done their job, to have such level sport building in our city. The following tasks will be to fill this tennis hall with quality content – trainers, students, local and international competition. Liepaja municipality will provide support, so the words “Liepaja” and “tennis” would sound in closer and professional quality sound.” in the openning speach said Liepaja mayor Jānis Vilnītis.New sport infrastructure will be an advantage for the next door secondary school students, who will have the possibility to organize their sport lessons in modern and comfy stadium. Sport and gym will be available to everyone after the trainings.

“We have more than 200 children and youngsters, who are training at the Liepaja Tennis sport school and from now on they will have the possibility to use one of the modern sport buildings in the country. Tennis is a sport, which toughens and disciplins, makes you to be faster and at the same time more stronger, it makes you watch your opponent and to think. I am very glad, that today in the Liepaja tennis life starts a new leg,” admitted Liepaja deputy mayor in strategic planning Uldis Sesks.In the festive event took part Latvian Ministry of Education and science Sports department state deputy secretary – head of department Edgars Severs, Vicepresident of Latvian Olympic comittee Einars Fogelis, President of the Latvian Tennis union Juris Savickis, Liepaja municipality and sport establishemnt managment representatives, AS “UPB” representative Oskars Mors, project managers, as well as the students and trainers of Liepaja Tennis sport school, Liepaja inhabitants, tennis professionals and supporters.

Unfortunatelly because of health issues, the openning of LOC tennis hall was not honored by Latvian leading tennis player, Liepaja born and the birthday girl – Anastasija Sevastova. Anastasija sent a video greeting, but the atendees sent her back specially organized greeting, to congratulate our player in her birthday.In the 5988 sq.m. of LOC tennis hall are available five indoors tennis courts with hard surface and warm-up zone, gym with the new generation training equipment, White hall for TRX and free movement, group and individual trainings, which can be used as well for conferences and recreation, meanwhile, Red hall is for smaller group trainings.

In 15 300 sq.m. outdoors area around the hall are four open-air tennis courts with hard surface and warm-up wall, six beach tennis and voleyball courts. For the convenience of guests – information centre, changing rooms, sporting goods store and cafe are available.

The designing and building of LOC tennis hall was done by AS “UPB” for 7,5 million euro. The building of tennis hall was cofinanced by Latvian state and Liepaja municipality.

More pictures from the openning event you can find in “Gallery“.