Young tennis players return from Riga with medal

Last weekend in Riga took place “TPA Cup 2020” for the youngest tennis players. In U8 our Loreta Šarlote Sprūde took 3rd place, but in U9 our Darja Korčevska finished 4th.January 19 in Riga took place Tennis Pro Academy for U8 and U9 age groups. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Emīls Latišs, Darina Kozlova and Loreta Šarlote Sprūde in U8, but Marina Poļikarpova, Emīlija Brūdere and Darja Korčevska in U9.

In U8 for boys our only representative Emīls Latišs at the end finished 10th. Meanwhile in U8 for girls our Loreta Šarlote Sprūde finished 1st in her Subdivision and continued in Quarterfinal. In game for Semifinal Loreta in an intense game with 12:10 continued for the Final, but unfortunately with 8:11 Loreta couldn’t make it. In game for 3rd place with 14:12 our Loreta Šarlote Sprūde won Bronze medal. Meanwhile Darina Kozlova finished 20th.

In U9 for girls the best result from our students had Darja Korčevska who got into the Semifinal, but at the end, Darja finished 4th. While Emīlija Brūdere and Marina Poļikarpova finished in split 9th place.

Marija Lauva takes 2nd place in LTU Cup leg

Last weekend in Ādaži took place 1st leg of LTU Cup for U12 age group. Our Marija Lauva took 2nd place.

January 17 – 19 in Ādaži took place 1st leg of LTU Cup for U12. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Bogdans Kozlovs, Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese, Timo Tikums, Marija Lauva, Sabīne Vaidere, Anna Azarova, Laura Kristiana Sprūde and Elizabete Marta Hamitova.At boys competition unfortunately our boys couldn’t pass the 1st round, but at the girls competition best success had our Marija Lauva by managing to get into the Final. Our 2nd seeded Marija Lauva in Final with 1-6 0-6 lost to 1st seeded Adelina Lačinova (TSS Open) and finishes 2nd.

Elza Tomase takes a victory in the LTU Cup leg for adults

Last weekend in Liepaja took place 1st leg of LTU Cup for adults. Before the ITF tournament in Liepaja, our Elza Tomase had a warm up with the victory in the LTU Cup leg.

January 17 till 19 in Liepaja LOC tennis hall took place 1st leg of Latvian Tennis Union (LTU) Cup. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Toms Rolis, Matīss Šteinhards, Valerijs Vorobjovs, Dāvids Špaks, Martins Ivanovs, Andis Aigars, Elza Tomase, Alise Vindiga, Veronika Jociene, Marta Poriete, Anastasija Rižkova, Paula Jankova, Karolīna Skābe and Enija Paula Aploka.At men competition best results from Liepaja players had Matīss Šteinhards, who managed to get into the Semifinal. In the game for Final Matīss Šteinhards with 1-6 2-6 lost to 1st seeded Arvis Bērziņš (Ādaži TC). In Final, victory in the LTU Cup leg was celebrated by Arvis Bērziņš, who with 6-2 6-2 left in the 2nd place 2nd seeded Rihards Emuliņš (Mārupes TS).At women competition in the Semifinal got three Liepaja representatives – 1st seeded Elza Tomase, 2nd seeded Alise Vindiga and Paula Jankova.In the game for the Final between Elza Tomase and Paula Jankova, Elza with 6-1 6-0 landed in the Final, but in the 2nd Semifinal Alise Vindiga with 2-6 5-7 lost to 3rd seeded Adrija Runča (Mārupes TS). So in the Final met Elza Tomase and Adrija Runča. With 6-4 6-4 victory in the 1st leg of LTU Cup was celebrated by our Elza Tomase. As we have mentioned before, the winner of the 1st leg of LTU Cup would receive Wild Card to the ITF W15 Women’s World Tour “Liepaja Open”. As our Elza Tomase already received Wild Card in advance, this tournaments Wild Card was awarded to the 2nd placed Adrija Runča.We remind, that today, January 20, in Liepaja LOC tennis hall will begin ITF W15 Women’s World Tour tournament “Liepaja Open”. In this competition Liepaja will be represented by Elza Tomase, Patrīcija Špaka and Alise Vindiga. You can follow “Live results” – https://live.itftennis.com/en/live-scores/?tourkey=W-ITF-LAT-01A-2020

New tennis season has begun with few medals

Last weekend in Latvia took place a couple of tennis tournaments with participation of Liepaja Tennis sport school students. In Aizkraukle Sabīne Vaidere finished 2nd, but Elizabete Marta Hamitova – 3rd. In Jelgava Alise Vindiga celebrated victory, but Dāvids Špaks and Enija Paula Aploka finished 2nd.January 10-13 in Aizkraukle took place “Vilar TK” tournament for U12. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Sabīne Vaidere and Elizabete Marta Hamitova. Both our girls managed to get till the Semifinal where Elizabete Marta Hamitova with 1-6 3-6 lost to 1st seeded Oļesja Demčenkova, meanwhile Sabīne Vaidere with 6-4 6-4 over Emīlija Golde got into Final. In game for 3rd place with 6-1 6-0 our Elizabete Marta Hamitova won the Bronze medal. But in the game for tournament victory our Sabīne Vaidere lost to Oļesja Demčenkova with 0-6 3-6. So at the end our Sabīne Vaidere finished 2nd.January 10-12 in Jelgava took place 1st leg of LTU (Latvian Tennis Union) Cup for U18. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Dāvids Špaks, Dāvis Rolis, Alise Vindiga, Enija Paula Aploka, Karolīna Skābe and Paula Jankova.In boys competition both of our representatives got till the Semifinal, where 1st seeded Dāvids Špaks with 6-4 7-5 got into the Final, while 3rd seeded Dāvis Rolis in Semifinal with the result 4-6 1-3 did not finish the game, so at the end he finished 4th. Meanwhile Dāvids Špaks in Final over Reinis Kupfers (ACB/VL tenisa skola) with 6-4 4-6 4-6 lost to Reinis, so at the end Dāvids Špaks finished 2nd.In girls competition Karolīna Skābe and Paula Jankova began with the Qualifiers, but unfortunately they didn’t manage to qualify for the Main draw. Meanwhile in Main draw our Enija Paula Aploka and 1st seeded Alise Vindiga managed to get till the Final and organized a Liepaja Final. With 6-4 6-1 victory was celebrated by our Alise Vindiga, but Enija Paula Aploka finished 2nd.

ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour W15 “Liepaja Open” already in a week

As informed before, January 20-26 in Liepaja LOC Tennis hall will take place ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour W15 tournament “Liepaja Open” with support from Liepaja Municipality and Latvian Tennis Union. The tournament will have 15 000 USD prize money.In the coming of the tournament, there has been a small changes in the participants list. We informed before, that the highest WTA ranking player will be Ipek Soylu from Turkey, but she has withdraw her participation. At the moment the WTA highest ranked tennis player is Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic from Germany. She is ranked 417th in the WTA rankings.Good news for Liepaja tennis has arrived, because in addition to Liepaja Tennis sport school students Elza Tomase and Alise Vindiga, an additional Wild card has received our Patrīcija Špaka.January 17-19 in Liepaja LOC Tennis hall will take place 1st leg of Latvian Tennis Union Cup for Adults, where the women winner will receive a Wild card to the ITF W15 “Liepaja Open” tournament.

Everyone is welcome to support the tennis players in the LOC Tennis hall. Entrance for visitors is for free.

Photo: Mārtiņš Vējš

In Liepaja will take place ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour W15 “Liepaja Open”

January 20 – 26 in LOC Tennis hall with the support of Liepaja Municipality and Latvian Tennis Union will take place ITF W15 category tournament for women “Liepaja Open” with 15 000 USD prize money.In the tournament will participate women from WTA ranking. Majority of them can be found among 500 best tennis players of the world. At the moment the interest to participate has shown tennis players from Turkey, Switzerland, Great Britain, Germany, Russia, Macedonia, Netherlands, Italy, Bulgaria, Finland, Slovakia, France, Hungary, Sweden, Serbia, Estonia, Norway, Czech Republic, USA, Croatia, Lithuania, Israel, Austria and of course Latvia. At the moment, highest ranked player from WTA is Turkey representative Ipek Soylu, who is ranked in 276 place.Liepaja Tennis sport school will be represented by Elza Tomase and Alise Vindiga, who have received Wild card.

Everyone is welcome to support the tennis players in the LOC Tennis hall. Entrance is for free.

This kind of tournament will be organized in Liepaja for the first time. Last time in Latvia ITF Women’s World Tennis Tour was organized in 1997, in Jūrmala.Photo: Mārtiņš Vējš

Liepaja tennis season concluded with tournament for the youngest tennis players

December 7 and 8 in LOC Tennis hall took place tournament “Olimpiskās zvaigznītes” (Olympic stars) for U8 and U9 age groups. In U8 1st place was taken by our Maija Jablonska, 2nd place by our Madara Jaunzeme, but 3rd place by our Krišjānis Vidzenieks.

In U8 competed 12 boys and 22 girls, meanwhile in U9 competed 10 boys and 9 girls.U8 for boys medalists:
1st place Kristers Mednis (Saulkrastu TK),
2nd place Roberts Paškovs (Ventspils TK),
3rd place Krišjānis Vidzenieks (Liepaja Tennis sport school). U8 for girls medalists:
1st place Maija Jablonska (Liepaja Tennis sport school),
2nd place Madara Jaunzeme (Liepaja Tennis sport school),
3rd place Emilija Lekse (TK Enri).U9 for boys medalists:
1st place Daniils Nazarovs (TS Spars),
2nd place Aleksandrs Harjuzovs (Ventspils TK),
3rd place Otto Reno Rasa (Bīriņa TK).U9 for girls medalists:
1st place Katrīna Broka (Tennis Pro Academy),
2nd place Elīze Puriņa (TC Ādaži),
3rd place Rada Udačina (Tennis Pro Academy).

Elizabete Marta Hamitova takes 3rd place in Jelgava

December 6-8 in Jelgava took place tennis tournament “TK Jelgava” for U12 age group. Our Elizabete Marta Hamitova took 3rd place.

Liepaja Tennis sport school in this tournament was represented by two girls – Elizabete Marta Hamitova and Paula Gurecka.Paula Gurecka in the 1st round with 4-6 6-2 6-4 won over Rūta Aploka (Cēsu TB), but in the game for Semifinal with 4-6 2-6 she lost to 2nd seeded Oļesja Demčenkova. Meanwhile Elizabete Marta Hamitova was 3rd seeded at the tournament. In the 1st round with an easy 6-0 6-0 she won over Elizabete Ozola, but in the 2nd round with 6-1 6-1 and easy win over Emīlija Golde was celebrated. In the game for Final Elizabete with 2-6 3-6 lost to next winner of the tournament, 1st seeded Paula Bergmane (Tennis Pro Academy). In the game for the 3rd place Elizabete with an easy 6-1 6-0 won over Karina Joničenoka (Enri TK) and took the Bronze medal.

Photo: TK Jelgava

In Liepaja ITF Grade 3 tournament “Liepaja International by Babolat” has concluded

December 1 in Liepaja, LOC Tennis hall concluded ITF Grade 3 tournament “Liepaja International by Babolat” for U18. Our Patrīcija Špaka took split 3rd place in Singles, but in Doubles she celebrated victory.ITF Juniors Grade 3 tournament meant, that there will participate young tennis players from ITF TOP 100 ranking. At the tournament competed 96 young tennis players from 21 countries – Latvia, Poland, Belarus, Belgium, Netherlands, Russia, France, Serbia, Great Britain, Finland, Italy, Slovakia, Sweden, Armenia, Lithuania, Estonia, Switzerland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Ukraine and USA. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Patrīcija Špaka, Elza Tomase, Alise Vindiga, Evelīna Ķīvīte, Karolīna Skābe, Dāvis Rolis, Dāvids Špaks and Valerijs Vorobjovs.At boys competition our Dāvis Rolis and Dāvids Špaks began the competition with qualifiers, but unfortunately they didn’t manage to qualify for the Main draw, where the tournament began our Valerijs Vorobjovs. Unfortunately Valerijs couldn’t overcome the 1st round of Main draw. At boys competition the victory was celebrated by 1st seeded Kārlis Ozoliņš from Latvia, who took the title, by winning in Final with 3-6 6-3 6-4 over 2nd seeded Jerome Kym from Switzerland.In boys Doubles none of our boys couldn’t overcome the 1st round. Victory in Doubles was celebrated by Russians – Petr Bar Biryukov and Petr Kapuskin, by winning in Final with 6-2 6-2 over Rūdolfs Aksenoks (Latvia) and Lui Maxted (Great Britain).In girls competition our Evelīna Ķīvīte and Karolīna Skābe began with Qualifiers, but like Liepaja boys, they couldn’t manage to qualify for the Main draw. Alise Vindiga in Main draw lost already in the 1st round to 4th seeded Amelie Van Impe from Belgium, who got into the Final. Meanwhile our 6st seeded Elza Tomase concluded the tournament in the game for Semifinal, where she lost with 3-6 3-6 to 2nd seeded Kristina Dmitruk (Belarus), who later took the tournament victory. Our 1st seeded Patrīcija Špaka concluded the tournament with the game for Final, where with 4-6 2-6 she lost to Amelie Van Impe. So our Patrīcija Špaka finished in split 3rd place. At girls Singles competition victory was celebrated by Kristina Dmitruk (Belarus) who with 6-3 6-1 over Amelie Van Impe took the win in Final.In girls Doubles best success from our players had Patrīcija Špaka who played together with Singles winner Kristina Dmitruk from Belarus. Both girls got till the Final, where they won with 6-4 6-1 over Anastasiya Komar (Belarus) and Nikol Palecek (Serbia). So in the Liepaja tournament our Patrīcija Špaka together with Belarussian Kristina Dmitruk celebrated victory in girls Doubles.From the tournament participants we heard good words about the quality of the tournaments, as well as about the LOC Tennis hall and it’s possibilities. It is important to mention, that the tournament was visited by scouts from USA, ATP and WTA tours.More pictures from the tournament you’ll find in “Gallery”. Meanwhile all game results from the tournament you’ll be able to see in here -https://www.itftennis.com/juniors/tournaments/tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100045416See you next year!

Photo: Mārtiņš Vējš

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.

Photo: www.lts.lv