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.

3rd leg of Liepaja beach tennis league has concluded

In a windy, July 30 afternoon at Liepaja beach tennis courts by LOC Tennis hall took place 3rd leg of Liepaja beach tennis league with 60 participants at this leg – 12 pairs in men intermediate where won Kristaps Ošs-Ervics and Mārtiņš Krūms, 3 pairs in men advanced where won Ģirts Antonovs and Artis Zombergs, as well as 15 pairs in women competition where won Baiba Damberga and Ilze Kārkliņa.Liepaja Tennis sport school and Liepaja city Sport department organized Liepaja beach tennis league 3rd leg was organized similar as 1st leg – for men and women pairs.

In men intermediate players were split in 3 subdivisions where the best result was shown by R.Kaupers and G.Kikučs, M.Boļšakovs and G.Kopštāls and K.Ošs-Ervics with M.Krūms. In Elimination round for the win in 3rd legK.Ošs-Ervics and M.Krūms with 6-2 won over R.and M.Laukagals.In men advanced group competed only 3 pairs and the winner of the leg was decided in the games between each pair. Victory in the leg was taken by Ģirts Antonovs and Artis Zombergs. This time in 2nd place – G.Siliņš and K.Klamers.In women competition they were split in 4 subdivisions where the best results in each had L.Priekule and P.A.Vuciņa, Z.Vilnīte and I.Ore, I.and E.Strode, as well as B.Damberga and I.Kārkliņa. Till the Final got B.Damberga with I.Kārkliņa, who won with 6-1 over L.Priekule and P.A.Vuciņa, who remained in the 2nd place in leg.After the 3rd leg in overall lead for women is Paula Anna Vuciņa who was joined by Baiba Damberga. In the 1st place of intermediate men remains Guntis Kopštāls, but in advanced men Ģirts Antonovs still sits at the 1st place with perfect score.Next, 4ht leg will take place in August 6 at the same place and will be for mixed pairs. If you want to participate, you have to register till Augusts 5, 17:00 – https://beachtennis.io/en/tour/LPTL20.

See you in sand!

Photo: Mārtiņš Vējš

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)

2nd leg of Liepaja beach tennis league has concluded

July 16 in the beach tennis courts at LOC Tennis hall took place 2nd leg of Liepaja beach tennis league where competed 60 players in mixed pairs. Victory in 2nd leg celebrated Ģirts Antonovs and Baiba Damberga.Liepaja beach tennis league is organized by Liepaja Tennis sport school and Liepaja city Sport department. 30 mixed pairs were split in 8 groups.Till the Semifinal got four best pairs – Ģirts Antonovs with Baiba Damberga, Elans Strazdiņš with Laila Beiere, Guntis Kopštāls with Guna Jēkabsone and Artis Zombergs with Paula Anna Vuciņa. In Semifinals Ģ.Antonovs and B.Damberga with 6-4 won over E.Strazdiņš and L.Beiere, but A.Zombergs and P.A.Vuciņa with 6-4 got into the Final over G.Kopštāls and G.Jēkabsone. In the game for the victory in the 2nd leg with 6-2 the 1st place was taken by Ģ.Antonovs and B.Damberga, so in the 2nd place came A.Zombergs and P.A.Vuciņa. Meanwhile in the game for the 3rd place victory was with 6-4 was celebrated by E.Strazdiņš and L.Beiere.After the 2nd leg in the overall 1st place for women is Paula Anna Vuciņa, in men intermediate – Guntis Kopštāls, but in men advanced – Ģirts Antonovs.3rd leg will take place in July 30 and will be organized for men and women pairs. You can register for the 3rd leg till 17:00 of July 29 – https://beachtennis.io/en/tour/LPTL20.See you in sand!

Photo: Mārtiņš Vējš

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.