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

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

Our students returns with some medals from the conclusion of LTU Cup Finals

November 8-10 in Jūrmala took place Latvian Tennis Union Cup conclusion tournament “LTS Kauss – Masters” for U12, U14 and U18 age groups. 2nd place was taken by two our students – Enija Paula Aploka U14 and Alise Vindiga U18. Dāvids Špaks finished 3rd in U18.At the tournament competed 8 best players in each age group from the LTU Cup season 2019. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Didzis Vārna, Enija Paula Aploka in U14 and Dāvids Špaks, Alise Vindiga, Evelīna Ķīvīte in U18.

In U14 for boys Didzis Vārna in the 1st round met with the 1st seeded Daniels Tens (ACB/VL tenisa skola). Didzis unfortunately lost with 0-6 0-6 to the next tournament winner.In U14 for girls Enija Paula Aploka in 1st round with 6-3 6-0 won over Jasmīne Lūse (Mārupes TS). In Semifinal with 6-3 6-4 Enija won over 2nd seeded Madara Markeviča. In Final with 1-6 1-6 Enija lost to 1st seeded Sofija Zariņa (Mārupes TS). So at the end our Enija Paula Aploka finished 2nd.In U18 for boys our Dāvids Špaks was seeded 1st. In the 1st round with 3-6 6-1 6-0 he won over Krišjānis Šulcs (ACB/VL tenisa skola), but in the game for Final Dāvids with 0-6 0-6 lost to the next tournament winner Daniils Snaiders (ACB/VL tenisa skola). But in the game for the 3rd place Dāvids had an easy win with 6-1 6-0 over Dāvis Alksnis (Centrālais TK). So at the end of the tournament Dāvids Špaks finished 3rd.In U18 for girls our Evelīna Ķīvīte lost already in the 1st round to 2nd seeded Dārta Daļecka (ACB/VL tenisa skola) with 6-4 6-3. Meanwhile 1st seeded Alise Vindiga in 1st round with 6-4 1-6 6-3 won over Laura Plīkša (ACB/VL tenisa skola). In Semifinal with 7-5 6-2 a win over Dārta Vorslava (TK Aizkraukle) Alise granted herself a spot in the Final. With 3-6 4-6 in Final Alise lost to Dārta Daļecka. So at the end of the tournament our Alise Vindiga finished 2nd.

Photo: lts.lv

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

Our girls takes some medals

November 1-3 in Rīga took place “Angie Kerber Cup” for U14 and U18, but Jelgava took place tournament “Tenisa kluba Jelgava” for U12. In Riga victory was celebrated by Patrīcija Špaka, but 2nd place took Elza Tomase, meanwhile in Jelgava 2nd place was taken by Anna Azarova.In Riga Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented only in U18 – Dāvids Špaks, Evelīna Ķīvīte, Patrīcija Špaka, Karolīna Skābe and Elza Tomase. Our Dāvids Špaks lost already in the 1st round, meanwhile at girls competition Karolīna and Elza began with qualifiers and did qualify for the Main draw. Karolīna Skābe in Main draw lost already in 1st round, but Evelīna Ķīvīte finished at 2nd round. Meanwhile Patrīcija Špaka and Elza Tomase got till the Final and organized a Liepaja Final. With 1-6 6-4 6-1 this time better was Patrīcija Špaka who took the 1st place, but in the 2nd place finished Elza Tomase.

At the same time in Jelgava took place “Tenisa kluba Jelgava” tournament for U12 where Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Anna Azarova. She got till the Final, where in intense game with 6-1 6-7(8) 4-6 Anna lost to Madara Balode. So at the end our Anna Azarova finished 2nd in Jelgava.

In Liepaja will take place ITF tournament

November 27 till December 1 in the LOC Tennis Hall will take place Liepaja Tennis sport school organized ITF tournament “Liepaja International by Babolat” with participants from all around the world.At the moment the young tennis players have shown interest from all around the world – Great Britain, Poland, Belarus, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Sweden, Germany, Slovakia, Italy, France, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Serbia, Belgium, Netherlands, Taiwan, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Finland, Ukraine, Norway, Spain, Croatia, Moldova, Ireland, Denmark, Cyprus, Hong Kong and of course Latvia. At the tournament will compete 96 young tennis players who will be accepted according to their ranking. Qualifiers will take place already in November 25 and 26.

“Liepaja International by Babolat” is ITF 3rd category tournament and it means, that the competitors will be from the ITF ranking Top 100.

Liepaja Tennis sport school will be represented by Patrīcija Špaka, Elza Tomase, Alise Vindiga, Dāvis Rolis and Dāvids Špaks

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