Few medals in Latvian Youth championship

August 9-15 in Jūrmala, tennis centre “Lielupe” took place Latvian Youth championship with 219 participants from 11 Latvian cities. Best young Latvian tennis players were decided in U12, U14, U16 and U18 age groups. Dāvids Špaks won in U16 Singles. Marija Lauva finished 3rd in U12 Singles. Bogdans Kozlovs, Marija Lauva, Dāvids Špaks, Dāvis Rolis won in Doubles.Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by 32 young tennis players – Bogdans Kozlovs, Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese, Gustavs Brižs, Timo Tikums, Marks Freiborns, Ernests Brūders, Marija Lauva, Anna Azarova, Elizabete Marta Hamitova, Sabīne Vaidere, Daniela Krušatina, Alise Latiša, Paula Gurecka, Laura Kristiana Sprūde, Karolīna Lāce, Polina Iļasova and Evelīna Poikāne in U12, Paula Kapleite, Anastasija Lomovska, Valērija Januška and Ketlina Arone in U14, Dāvids Špaks, Didzis Vārna, Ričards Špaks, Evelīna Ķīvīte and Karolīna Skābe in U16, as well as Dāvis Rolis, Kārlis Vēberis, Alise Vindiga, Veronika Jociene, Paula Jankova and Anastasija Rižkova in U18.In U12 for boys best result from our students had Bogdans Kozlovs, who got till the Quarterfinal, where with 1-6 1-6 he lost to 2nd seeded Ričards Dzirkals (Ādaži TC). In U12 boys Doubles Bogdans Kozlovs played together with Armands Aire (ACB/VL Tenisa skola). Both boys got till the Doubles Final, where with 7-5 6-7(3) 10-8 they won over Ričards Dzirkals (Ādaži TC) and Rihards Neimanis (Mārupes TS). So our Bogdans Kozlovs with Armands Aire won U12 Doubles.In U12 for girls best results from our girls had Anna Azarova and Marija Lauva. Both our girls met against each other in game for Semifinal. With 6-4 7-6(2) game for the Final took 3rd seeded Marija Lauva. In Semifinal Marija met against 2nd seeded Odeta Panasa (Tennis Pro Academy). With 4-6 3-6 Marija lost and had one game remaining for the Bronze. In game for 3rd place Marija Lauva had an easy 6-0 6-0 win and a Bronze medal over Viktorija Visočanska (Mārupes TS). Meanwhile in U12 girls Doubles Marija Lauva played together with Odeta Panasa (Tennis Pro Academy) and took the victory in Doubles tournament. Meanwhile our Anna Azarova who played together with Oļesja Demčenkova (Tennis Pro Academy) finished 3rd in Doubles.In U14 for girls all of our girls began with Qualifiers where place in Main draw got only Ketlina Arone, but she unfortunately lost in the 1st round of Main draw.In U16 for boys best result from our students had 1st seeded Dāvids Špaks. He got easy till the Final where with 6-7(4) 6-4 6-1 over 2nd seeded Stefans Audriņš (Zauers TK) Dāvids Špaks granted himself a Latvian Youth champions title in U16. Meanwhile in Doubles 3rd place was taken by our Didzis Vārna who played together with Edmunds Ādamsons (Ādaži TC).In U16 for girls unfortunately none of our both girls got past 1st round in Singles, but in the Doubles our Evelīna Ķīvīte by playing together with Dārta Vorslava (TK Aizkraukle), won 2nd place.In U18 for boys our Kārlis Vēberis unfortunately couldn’t manage to get into the 2nd round of Singles, meanwhile Dāvis Rolis finished in the 2nd round where with 6-7(4) 6-2 3-6 he lost to 2nd seeded Reinis Kupfers (ACB/VL Tenisa skola). But in the Doubles our Dāvis Rolis played together with our U16 Dāvids Špaks. Our Doubles team won all the games and finished 1st in the U18 Doubles tournament.In U18 for girls in Singles our girls Paula Jankova and Anastasija Rižkova got into the Quarterfinal, but couldn’t get into the Semifinal. Meanwhile in Doubles our Alise Vindiga came together in pair with Elizabete Kļavinska (Mārupes TS). Both girls got till the Doubles Final, where they unfortunately lost, so at the end our Alise Vindiga finished 2nd in Doubles.

Patrīcija Špaka becomes Latvian champion in tennis

July 26-30 in Jūrmala took place Latvian adult championship in tennis organized by Latvian Tennis Union. In women singles victory and the Latvian champion title was won by our Patrīcija Špaka. In women doubles victory was celebrated by our Patrīcija Špaka and Elza Tomase, meanwhile Alise Vindiga finished 2nd.

Liepaja Tennis sport school in Latvian adult championship was represented by Matīss Šteinhards, Toms Rolis, Dāvis Rolis, Dāvids Špaks, Elza Tomase, Alise Vindiga, Patrīcija Špaka, Veronika Jociene and Marta Poriete. All our representatives began in Main draw.

In men competition unfortunately Toms Rolis couldn’t get into the 2nd round, meanwhile Matīss Šteinhards, Dāvis Rolis and Dāvids Špaks couldn’t overcome the 2nd round. In men doubles best result had Dāvids Špaks, who played together with Reinis Kupfers (ACB/VL tenisa skola). Dāvids and Reinis got till the Semifinal, but lost with 3-6 6-3 5-10 to the next Doubles champions.

In women competition Veronika Jociene and Marta Poriete couldn’t get into the 2nd round, but Elza Tomase and Alise Vindiga couldn’t pass the 2nd round. Meanwhile Patrīcija Špaka with good games got till the Semifinal, where with 7-6(1) 6-4 granted a place in Final against Valērija Maija Kargina (Tennis Pro Academy). In Final with 6-0 6-3 victory and Latvian champion title was won by our Patrīcija Špaka. In women doubles best result had Patrīcija Špaka and Elza Tomase who both played together. Liepaja pair got till the Final, where with 6-2 6-1 both our girls – Patrīcija Špaka and Elza Tomase became Latvian adult champions in womens doubles, by winning over Dārta Daļecka (ACB/VL tenisa skola) and our Alise Vindiga, who finished with Silver.

Our Marija Lauva finishes 3rd in Riga

July 27-29 in Riga took place “Zālīša kauss” (Zālīša Cup), which at the same time was 5th leg of LTU Cup for U12 age group. Our student Marija Lauva finished 3rd.Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Bogdans Kozlovs, Gustavs Brižs, Marija Lauva, Anna Azarova and Sabīne Vaidere.

At boys competition Gustavs Brižs unfortunately couldn’t qualify for Main draw, where the tournament began our Bogdans Kozlovs. In the 1st round of Main draw Bogdans with 6-2 6-1 over Ralfu Upenieku (individually) continued in the Quarterfinal, where unfortunately with 4-6 1-6 Bogdans lost to 4th seeded Ēriks Valeinis.At girls competition all three our girls began the tournament in Main draw. Sabīne Vaidere unfortunately already in the 1st round with 0-6 0-6 lost to 1st seeded Adelina Lačinova (TSS Open), meanwhile, Anna Azarova in 1st round with 4-6 2-6 lost to 4th seeded Oļesja Demčenkova (Tennis Pro Academy). Marija Lauva was 2nd seeded in the tournament and got till the Semifinal, where with 6-4 4-6 8-10 she lost to Oļesja Demčenkova (Tennis Pro Academy), so Marija had to continue with the game for 3rd place. With an easy win with 6-0 6-1 over Viktorija Visočanska (Mārupes TS), Marija Lauva took the 3rd place in the 5th leg of LTU Cup.

From Ventspils with Silver

July 25 and 26 in Ventspils took place “Ventspils Olimpiskā centra balvu izcīņa” (Ventspils Olympic Center Prix) for U12. 2nd place was taken by our Sabīne Vaidere.Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Timo Tikums, Marks Freiborns, Orests Ronis, Sabīne Vaidere, Elizabete Marta Hamitova, Alise Latiša, Polina Iļasova and Karolīna Lāce.

At boys competition unfortunately none of our boys couldn’t get into the 2nd round. Meanwhile at girls competition best result from our girls had 1st seeded Sabīne Vaidere, who got till the Final. In the game for victory in the tournament our Sabīne with 2-6 4-6 lost to Darina Matvejeva (Tennis Pro Academy) and finished 2nd.

Our Dāvids Špaks triumphs in Prince Prix

July 23 and 24 in Liepaja took place concluding “Prince balvas izcīņas” (Prince Prix) tournament, which was organized for U18 age group. In the tournament competed 32 young tennis players from all around the Latvia. Liepaja Tennis sport school was widely represented. Our student Dāvids Špaks celebrated victory, but Kārlis Vēberis and Veronika Jociene finished with Bronze.

At boys competition best results from our students had 1st seeded Dāvids Špaks and 4th seeded Kārlis Vēberis. Both boys got till the Semifinal and to get into the Final they had to play against each other. With 6-0 6-2 place in Final took Dāvids, so Kārlis had to compete for 3rd place. In an intense three set game Kārlis Vēberis with 6-1 5-7 6-3 won over Haralds Rožkalns (Mārupes TS) and took the Bronze. Meanwhile in Final an easy win with 6-1 6-0 over Artūrs Žagars (Event Lab) victory celebrated our Dāvids Špaks.Medalists for boys:
1st place – Dāvids Špaks (Liepaja Tennis sport school)
2nd place – Artūrs Žagars (Event Lab)
3rd place – Kārlis Vēberis (Liepaja Tennis sport school)

At girls competition into the Semifinal got two our representatives – 2nd seeded Evelīna Ķīvīte and Veronika Jociene. In Semifinal Evelīna with 1-6 1-6 lost to 4th seeded Jasmīne Lūse (Mārupes TS), but Veronika with 2-6 3-6 lost to 1st seeded Sofija Zariņa (Mārupes TS). In the Final for girls from Mārupe with 6-1 6-0 victory in the tournament had Sofija Zariņa. Meanwhile in the Liepāja girl game for 3rd place between Evelīna and Veronika, with 7-6(4) 7-5 Bronze was won by Veronika Jociene.Medalists for girls:
1st place – Sofija Zariņa (Mārupes TS)
2nd place – Jasmīne Lūse (Mārupes TS)
3rd place – Veronika Jociene (Liepaja Tennis sport school)

Tournament “Prince balvas izcīņa” was organized together with Prince representative in Latvia – Orbsports.lv. For Prince news in Latvia you can follow https://www.facebook.com/PrinceBaltics/.

From Ventspils with Silver

July 19 in Ventspils took place “Ventspils balvas izcīņa” (Ventspils Prix) for U8 and U9 age groups. 2nd place was won by our Darja Korčevska.Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Loreta Šarlote Sprūde in U8 and Darja Korčevska, Marina Poļikarpova, Emīlija Brūdere, Madara Jaunzeme and Dārta Kirša in U9.In U8 Loreta Šarlote Sprūde won all four games in her subdivision and got into the Semifinal, where unfortunately with 5-11 she lost to Elīna Vaivare (ACB/VL tenisa skola), but in the game for 3rd place with 9-11 she lost to Gabriela Jaunzeme (TK Jelgava). So at the end of the tournament Loreta Šarlote Sprūde finished 4th.In U9 age group after games in subdivisions a place in Final group granted our Darja Korčevska. By winning one game with 11-8, but loosing the second game with 4-11 at the end of the tournament our Darja Korčevska finished 2nd overall.

Patrīcija Špaka wins in Riga championship

July 17-19 in Riga took place LTU Cup 4th leg for adults, which at the same time was as well Riga Championship. Victory was celebrated by our Patrīcija Špaka.Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Matīss Šteinhards, Toms Rolis, Dāvis Rolis, Dāvids Špaks, Elza Tomase, Alise Vindiga, Patrīcija Špaka and Veronika Jociene.At men competition unfortunately none from our representatives overcame the 1st round of Main draw. Meanwhile at women competition 1st seeded Elza Tomase and Patrīcija Špaka got till the Semifinal, where they had to compete for the Final against each other. In an three set game with 6-1 4-6 6-1 place in Final was granted by Patrīcija Špaka, so Elza Tomase finished in split 3rd place. In Final Patrīcija had to compete against Valerija Maija Kargina (Tennis Pro Academy) who came through Qualifiers. With 6-3 6-0 victory in the tournament was celebrated by our Patrīcija Špaka.

In Liepaja took place LTU Cup leg for U12

July 17-19 in Liepaja took place 4th leg of LTU Cup for U12 age group where competed 50 young tennis players from all around Latvia. 3rd place was taken by our Marija Lauva.

At boys competition best result from our students had Gustavs Brižs who in 1st round with 6-2 7-6(3) won over Marats Iļjasovs (individually), but in 2nd round with 3-6 1-6 lost to 3rd seeded Rihards Neimanis (Mārupes TS). Victory was celebrated by 1st seeded Armands Aire (ACB/VL Tenisa skola).Medalists at boys competition:
1st place – Armands Aire (ACB/VL Tenisa skola)
2nd place – Rihards Neimanis (Mārupes TS)
3rd place – Ričards Dzirkals (Ādaži TC)

At girls competition best results had two from our students – 3rd seeded Marija Lauva and Anna Azarova who got into the Main draw through Qualifiers. Both our girls got till the small final – for the 3rd place. With 6-4 6-1 Bronze was taken by Marija Lauva.Medalists at girls competition:
1st place – Adelina Lačinova (TSS Open)
2nd place – Odeta Panasa (Tennis Pro Academy)
3rd place – Marija Lauva (Liepaja Tennis sport school)

From Ventspils with two Bronze medals

July 12-14 in Ventspils took place 6th leg of LTU Cup for U18 age group. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Dāvids Špaks, Dāvis Rolis, Kārlis Vēberis, Didzis Vārna, Alise Vindiga, Evelīna Ķīvīte, Enija Paula Aploka, Veronika Jociene, Karolīna Skābe and Anastasija Rižkova. 3rd place was taken by Alise Vindiga and Dāvis Rolis.At boys competition the best result from our students had Dāvis Rolis, who in the 1st round with 7-6(5) 6-1 won over 4th seeded Stefans Audriņš (Zauers TK), but in Quarterfinal he continued with 6-2 6-3 over Krišjānis Šulcs (ACB/VL tenisa skola). In the game for Final Dāvis 4-6 2-6 lost to Artjoms Afanasjevs (Orange Tennis Group), so at the end he had the game for Bronze. In the concluding game Dāvis with 6-4 6-3 won over 1st seeded Reinis Kupfers (ACB/VL tenisa skola). So at the end Dāvis Rolis finished in 3rd place.In girls competition from our students best results had 1st seeded Alise Vindiga and Enija Paula Aploka. Both girs got till the small final (game for 3rd place). In 1st round Alise with 6-0 6-3 won over Madara Markeviča (Centrālais TK), but in Quarterfinal she continued with 6-4 7-5 over Laura Plīkša (ACB/VL tenisa skola). In game for Final Alise with 6(7)-7 4-6 lost to the next tournament winner Elizabete Brutāne (ACB/VL tenisa skola). Meanwhile Enija Paula Aploka in the 1st round with 6-4 7-5 won over Beatrise Zeltiņa (individually) and in Quarterfinal with 2-6 6-1 6-3 a win over Sofija Zariņa (Mārupes TS) was celebrated. In the game for Final Enija with 3-6 1-6 lost to 2nd seeded Dārta Daļecka (ACB/VL tenisa skola). So at the end the game for the 3rd place was played between our students – Alise Vindiga and Enija Paula Aploka. With the result 2-6 6-2 7-5 the Bronze medal was won by Alise Vindiga.

In Prince Prix 2nd and 3rd place

July 8 and 9 in Liepaja took place second of three “Prince balvas izcīņas” (Prince Prix) tournaments. This time for the Prince prize competed U14 tennis players. Together at the tournament competed 31 young tennis players from all around Latvia. Of course, Liepaja Tennis sport school was widely represented. 2nd place was won by our Marija Lauva, but Bogdans Kozlovs finished 3rd.At boys competition best result from our students had Prince Prix for U12 winner Bogdans Kozlovs, who in U14 managed to get till the Semifinal, where he with 0-6 2-6 lost to 1st seeded Mārtiņš Rubezis (TK Jelgava). So Bogdans had to compete for the 3rd place, where with 6-4 6-2 he won over Vladimirs Krastiņš (Revers’96-TK). So at the end our Bogdans Kozlovs finished in the 3rd place for U14 age group.

Medalists at boys competition:
1st place – Mārtiņš Rubezis (Tenisa Klubs Jelgava)
2nd place – Dāvis Mežals (Event Lab)
3rd place – Bogdans Kozlovs (Liepaja Tennis sport school)At girls competition best result from our students had 2nd seeded Marija Lauva, who got till the Final. With 0-6 2-6 against 1st seeded Adelina Lačinova (TSS Open) our Marija Lauva finished in 2nd place.

Medalists at girls competition:
1st place – Adelina Lačinova (Tenisa sporta skola OPEN)
2nd place – Marija Lauva (Liepaja Tennis sport school)
3rd place – Valērija Belinska (Tenisa skola SPARS)Tournament Prince Prix is organized together with Prince distributor in Latvia – Orbsports.lv. About Prince news in Latvia you can find out by following https://www.facebook.com/PrinceBaltics/. Concluding Prince Prix in Liepaja will take place in July 23 and 24 for U18 age group.