September 3 to 7 at the tennis courts of Liepaja Tennis sport school took place ITF Juniors tournament “Prince Cup Liepaja 2018”. At the tournament competed 90 tennis players from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Denmark, Belarus, Russia, Finland, Belgium, USA, Ukraine, Austria, Poland and Hungary. Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Valērijs Vorobjovs, Anastasija Rižkova, Patrīcija Špaka, Elza Tomase, Alise Vindiga, Paula Jankova and Karolīna Skābe.Only Liepaja representative at boys competition, Valērijs Vorobjovs unfortunately lost already in the 1st round of Main draw with 2-6 3-6 to Pijus Vaitiekunas (Lithuania). Valērijs Vorobjovs together with Mārtiņš Rocēns (Ādaži TC) competed at Doubles tournament. In 1st round Valērijs and Mārtiņš with 6-0 7-6(3) won over Ugnius Bickauskis (Lithuania) and Artem Salomatov (Russia). In 2nd round with 4-6 6-4 10-8 Valērijs and Mārtiņš won over Lithuanians Justas Trainauskas and Matas Vasiliauskas. In Semifinal Valērijs with Mārtiņš won over Alexander Grekul (Ukraine) and Stephan Kortenhof (Austria) with 6-3 6-3. In Doubles Final Valērijs and Mārtiņš had to play against Finnish pair Roni Mikael Hietaranta and Roni Rikkonen. With 6-2 6-4 the victory was celebrated by Finnish pair, so our Valērijs Vorobjovs and Mārtiņš Rocēns from Ādaži (Latvia) finished 2nd.Boys Singles finalists:
1st place – Roni Mikael Hietaranta (Finland)
2nd place – Stephan Kortenhof (Austria)Boys Doubles finalists:
1st place – Roni Mikael Hietaranta (Finland), Roni Rikkonen (Finland)
2nd place – Valērijs Vorobjovs (Liepaja Tennis sport school), Mārtiņš Rocēns (Ādaži TC)At girls Singles competition best result by our girls was shown by Patrīcija Špaka and Elza Tomase, who had to compete against each other in Semifinal. This time better with 6-4 7-6(0) played Elza Tomase and got into the Final, where she had to play against Hanne Vandewinkel (Belgium). In Final with 6-1 6-3 Hanne Vandewinkel succeeded and took the victory, so our Elza Tomase finished 2nd.Girls Singles finalists:
1st place – Hanne Vandewinkel (Belgium)
2nd place – Elza Tomase (Liepaja Tennis sport school)In girls Doubles our girls got only till Quarterfinals, but in Final victory was celebrated by Belarusian Anastasiya Komar and Ekaterina Tikhonko.Girls Doubles finalists:
1st place – Anastasiya Komar (Belarus), Ekaterina Tikhonko (Belarus)
2nd place – Kristina Dmitruk (Belarus), Polina Iatcenko (Russia)More pictures in “Gallery“.
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