From 16 to 21 August, Tennis Europe tournament for the U14 age group – Liepaja International Tournament – took place in Liepaja. A total of 50 young tennis players from Europe took part in the competition. The German Niels McDonald and the Ukrainian Diana Smolinska won the tournament.
Liepaja Tennis sport school was represented by Bogdans Kozlovs, Anna Azarova, Elizabete Marta Hamitova, Laura Kļaviņa, Marija Lauva and Daniela Krušatina.
The winner of the competition was Niels McDonald, the German representative seeded with the 3rd number, leaving behind Maxim Vlasov from Russia in the 2nd place. The winners of the boys’ doubles were the winner of the singles match, Niels McDonald from Germany and Heorhii Nazarov from Ukraine. Latvian representative Artūrs Žagars and Polish representative Grzegorz Zemla took the 2nd place in the doubles competition.
In the girls’ competition, Marija Lauva from Liepaja was the best, who in the fight for the semifinals with 4-6 3-6 gave way to the young Russian tennis player Anna Perelman, who was seeded 3rd. Ukrainian tennis player Diana Smolinska won the girls’ singles competition, but Anna Perelman from Russia took the 2nd place. Winners of the doubles tournament were Latvian representative Daniela Dārta Feldmane and Russian representative Anna Perelman. Another Latvian representative Adelina Lačinova and Ukrainian representative Diana Smolinska took the 2nd place.
The next international Tennis Europe competition – Liepaja International U12 – started already on August 21.
Photo: Mārtiņš Vējš