October 5-6 in Jelgava took place Tennis club “Jelgava” competition for U14. At girls competition the victory was celebrated by our Marija Lauva.Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Marija Lauva, Paula Kapleite and Valērija Januška. Valērija in the 1st round lost to 2nd seeded Debora Samanoviča (Lielupe TC), but Paula in 1st round with 6-3 6-1 won over Patrīcija Kurmatova (Tennis Pro Academy). In 2nd round Paula Kapleite with 3-6 0-6 lost to 3rd seeded Daniela Puiše (Enri TK). Our 4th seeded Marija Lauva with easy games managed to get till the Final, where with another easy game with 6-2 6-0 a victory over 1st seeded Jana Deņisenko (Denisa Pavlova TS) was celebrated. So at the end our Marija Lauva triumphed in the tournament.
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September 27-29 in Jūrmala took place 8th leg of LTU Cup for U18. Victory at boys competition was celebrated by our student Dāvids Špaks.
Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Dāvids Špaks, Kārlis Vēberis, Evelīna Ķīvīte, Karolīna Skābe and Elizabete Deglava.Elizabete Deglava and Karolīna Skābe began with the Qualifying tournament, where Karolīna Skābe managed to qualify for the Main draw, where in 1st round she unfortunately lost. While Evelīna Ķīvīte was 2nd seeded and began the tournament already with the Main draw. In the 2nd round Evelīna lost to the next Finalist of the tournament.
At boys competition Kārlis Vēberis unfortunately didn’t manage to pass the 1st round. Meanwhile 4th seeded Dāvids Špaks got his game and managed to land in the Final, where he with 7-6(5) 7-6(2) celebrated victory. So at the end our Dāvids Špaks became the winner of 8th leg of LTU Cup for U18.
From September 11 in Liepaja took place three tournaments. In Liepāja Championship / Ferax U14 triumphed Ričards Špaks and Jana Deņisenko, Liepāja Championship / Ferax U12 victories were celebrated by Bogdans Kozlovs and Anna Azarova, meanwhile in Liepāja Championship for adults won Dāvis Rolis and Alise Vindiga.
September 11 and 12 took place “Liepāja Championship / Ferax U14”. At bots competition eight out of 10 boys were representing Liepaja Tennis sport school. Victory was celebrated by our student Ričards Špaks who in Final with 6-1 6-1 won over 1st seeded Georgijs Harjuzovs (Ventspils TK). 3rd place was taken by our Didzis Vārna. Meanwhile at girls competition from 14 participants only 3 weren’t from Liepaja. But, medals were won by visitors – 1st place – Jana Deņisenko (Denisa Pavlova TS). 2nd place – Elīza Kupruka (Mārupes TS), 3rd place Odeta Panasa (Tennis Pro Academy). From our students best result had Paula Kapleite who came 4th.September 13 and 14 took place “Liepāja Championship / Ferax U12”. At boys competition victory was celebrated by our Bogdans Kozlovs, 2nd place – Vladimirs Krastiņš (Revers’96-TK), but 3rd place our Matīss Ozoliņš-Pese. At girls competition all podium was taken by our students – 1st place Anna Azarova, 2nd place Anastasija Lomovska, 3rd place Ketlina Arone.September 14 and 15 took place Liepaja Championship for adults. At men competition a really good result was shown by Latvian U14 ranking leader, our student Dāvis Rolis, who won the adult tournament. In 2nd place came Jānis Krastiņš (PTA tenisa klubs), but 3rd place was taken by Mārtiņš Jaunzems (Mārupes TS). At women competition victory was celebrated by our U18 player – Alise Vindiga, 2nd place was taken by our Veronika Jociene, but 3rd place went to Anna Bulava (Lielupes TC).
Few young Liepaja tennis players in various age groups competed in 4 tournaments and in each of them at least one of Liepaja Tennis sport school students were on the podium. In Jelgava Dāvids Špaks took 1st place, in Ventspils at girls competition all podium was taken by our girls Emīlija Brūdere, Madara Jaunzeme and Ance Skripka. In Mārupe Alise Latiša finished 1st, but in Liepaja tournament which was supported by Ferax, at boys competition all podium was for Liepaja boys – Kārlis Vēberis, Ričards Špaks and Didzis Vāra, but in girls competition 2nd place to Veronika Jociene and 3rd place for Anastasija Rižkova.
September 6 and 7 in Jelgava took place “Wild card Jelgava Open 2019” for U16. At boys competition Liepaja Tennis sport school student Dāvids Špaks was seeded 3rd. By winning all the opponents, our Dāvids Špaks finished 1st. Meanwhile our Karolīna Skābe unfortunately couldn’t pass the 1st round.September 8 in Ventspils took place “Ventspils balvas izcīņā” (Ventspils Prix) for U8. Liepaja was represented by 3 young tennis players and they dominated the tournament. Victory was taken by Emīlija Brūdere, in 2nd place finished Madara Jaunzeme, but in 3rd – Ance Skripka.September 8 in Mārupe took place “Mārupes tenisa skolas balvas izcīņa” (Mārupe Tennis school Prix) for U9. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Alise Latiša. She didn’t leave any chance for their opponents in her subdivision, as well in the remaining games she won over all her opponents. So at the end our Alise Latiša celebrated victory.September 9 and 10 in the tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis sport schol took place “Liepājas meistarsacensības / Ferax U18” (Liepaja Championship / Ferax U18). At boys competition podium was taken by our students – 1st place Kārlis Vēberis, 2nd place Ričards Špaks, 3rd place Didzis Vārna. Meanwhile at the girls competition 1st place was taken by Jasmīne Lūse (Mārupes TS), but remaining podium was taken by Liepaja Tennis sport school students – 2nd place Veronika Jociene, 3rd place Anastasija Rižkova.
Last week at the Liepaja Tennis sport school took place a celebration event for 11 Liepaja Tennis sport school graduating young tennis players.For finishing 8 year professional education program certificates were awarded to 9 young tennis players: Enija Paula Aploka, Anastasija Rižkova, Nikola Anna Pelnēna, Evelīna Ķīvīte, Dāvids Špaks, Dāvis Rolis, Kārlis Vēberis, Ričards Špaks, Ralfs Laukagals. Coach Olga Bordjugova.For graduating 4 year professional educational program, certificates for the higher skills received Valerijs Vorobjovs and Renārs Grodskis. Coach Daņils Kozlovs.More pictures you can find in “Gallery”.
Photo: Mārtiņš Vējš
September 7 and 8 in the beach tennis courts of LOC Tennis hall took place Liepaja Championship in beach tennis 2019. This tournament was organized by Liepaja Tennis Sport school and Liepaja City Sport deparment, to find out the best beach tennis players of Liepaja in 2019. Tournament took place for two leagues – intermediate and advanced, where the games were played for mixed and men and women pair games.In the Intermediate league for mixed pairs competed 20 participants in 10 pairs. The victory was celebrated by Madara Berga and Elans Strazdiņš, 2nd place to Krista and Gints Siliņš, but 3rd place was taken by Ilze Kārkliņa and Sandis Dejus. Meanwhile in the men pair competition with 5 pairs victory was celebrated by Renārs Kaupers and Guntars Kikučs, who left in 2nd place Andris Karulis with Valters Stirna, but in 3rd place came Edijs Eglītis and Gatis Zvirbulis. In the women pair competition with 6 pairs triumphed Linda Priekule and Madara Berga. 2nd place was taken by Liene Lasmane and Evija Reinfelde, but 3rd place Krista Siliņa and Kristīna Petermane.In Advanced league for mixed pairs with 5 pairs the victory celebrated Edīte Daugule and Ģirts Antonovs. In 2nd place finished Baiba Damberga and Kaspars Klamers, but 3rd – Laura Prikule and Dagnis Šliseris. in the men pairs with 5 pairs won Kaspars Daugulis and Ģirts Antonovs, in 2nd place came Elans Strazdiņš with Mārtiņš Krūms, but in 3rd place – Kristaps Ozoliņš and Mārcis Garuts. Meanwhile in women pair competition with 5 pairs victory was celebrated by Edīte Daugule and Laura Prikule, in 2nd place finished Zane Vilnīte and Ieva Ore, but in 3rd place came Baiba Damberga and Ilze Kārkliņa.More pictures from the tournament you can find in “Gallery”.
Photo: Mārtiņš Vējš
August 30 till September 6 at the Liepaja Tennis sport school tennis courts took place ITF Juniors tournament for U18 “Prince Cup Liepaja 2019”. At girls competition victory was celebrated by our student Elza Tomase.In the tournament competed 96 young tennis players from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Armenia, Russia, Poland, Belarus, Finland, Greece, Sweden, Ukraine and Ireland. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Valērijs Vorobjovs, Dāvis Rolis, Dāvids Špaks, Elza Tomase, Karolīna Skābe, Alise Vindiga, Paula Jankova, Anastasija Rižkova un Evelīna Ķīvīte.At boys competition our Dāvids Špaks began with with Qualifiers, but in the deciding game he lost and didn’t get into the Main draw. Meanwhile, our Valērijs Vorobjovs and Dāvis Rolis began the competition in Main draw, but unfortunately lost already in the 1st round. Victory of the tournament was celebrated by 3rd seeded Petr Bar Biryukov (Russia) and in 2nd place he left Vilius Gaubas (Lithuania).In boys doubles our Dāvis Rolis and Dāvids Špaks by playing together lost already in the 1st round to the next winners of the tournament. Meanwhile our Valērijs Vorobjovs played together with Roberts Jaričevskis from Latvia and got till the Semifinal, where they lost and finished in split 3rd place. Victory in boys Doubles was celebrated by Belarussian pair Mikhail Malakhovich and Daniil Ostapenkov. In 2nd place Edas Butvilas (Lithuania) and Ivan Kremenchutskyi (Ukraine).In girls Singles 1st round of Main draw from our students passed 1st seeded Elza Tomase and Evelīna Ķīvīte, who finished the tournament in the 2nd round. Meanwhile Elza Tomase with a good game managed to get till the Final where with 7-6(5) 6-4 she celebrated victory at the ITF Juniors tournament. In 2nd place finished 2nd seeded Klaudija Bubelyte (Lithuania).In girls Doubles our Alise Vindiga played together with Elizabete Kļavinska from Latvia and the finished in the game for Semifinal. As well in the game for Semifinal lost our Elza Tomase who played together with Yeva Avetisyan (Armenia). Victory in girls Doubles was celebrated by Belarussian Maryia Stsetsevich and Hanna Tsitavets. In 2nd place finished Alicja Formella (Poland) and Elizabeth Strongina (Russia).All pictures are available in “Gallery”.
Photo: Mārtiņš Vējš
August 20 – 24 in Riga took place ITF Juniors tournament “Riga Open – Inspired by tennis”. Victory in Singles was celebrated by our Elza Tomase, but in Doubles by our Patrīcija Špaka.
Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Valērijs Vorobjovs, Alise Vindiga, Patrīcija Špaka and Elza Tomase.Valērijs Vorobjovs began in Main draw, where in 1st round with 3-6 6-4 6-3 he won over Igor Yanusckevich (Belarus), but in 2nd round with 3-6 2-6 Valērijs lost to 3rd seeded Matthew Rutter (Great Britain). In Doubles Valērijs Vorobjovs played together with Markuss Tions (Latvia), and they finished in the game for Semifinal with 4-6 3-6 to the next Doubles winners from Lithuania Vilius Gaubas and Pijus Vaitiekunas.
Alise Vindiga began with the Qualifiers and in the 1st round with 6-0 6-0 won over Anna Marija Fedorova (Latvia), but in intense Qualifiers 2nd round against Hanna Serhel (Belarus) with 4-6 6-3 [10-12] for our Alise the tournament was over.Patrīcija Špaka was 1st seeded in Singles, but Elza Tomase was 3rd seeded. Both our girls managed to get till the Semifinal, where they had to meat head-to-head. With 7-6(5) 6-1 place in Final celebrated Elza Tomase. In Final Elza met with other Latvian, 4th seeded Laura Slišāne. With a very dominating game with 6-0 6-1 the victory in ITF Juniors Singles tournament was celebrated by our Elza Tomase, but Patrīcija Špaka finished in split 3rd place.Patrīcija Špaka and Elza Tomase competed in Doubles as well, but they had their own partners in Doubles. Elza Tomase played together with Vanessa Ersoz (Sweden) and got till the Semifinal, where in intense game with 6-2 6-7(2) [7-10] they lost to Tatiana Barkova (Russia) and Klaudija Bubelyte (Lithuania). So at the end Elza Tomase finished split 3rd in Doubles. Meanwhile Patrīcija Špaka in Doubles competed together with other Latvian – Stefānija Poļiščuka and got till the Final, where they met with the Elza and Vanessa defeaters. With 6-2 6-2 Latvian girls celebrated victory, so Patrīcija Špaka won in the Doubles tournament.