National champion in doubles and vice-champion in singles

Eva took place at the National Slovene tennis championship U14 in Krsko. She managed to defeat the 1st seeded player Nala in the semifinals, but no energy left with the swollen wrist for the great finals with Julija (5:7,5:7, source) and finished as a vice-champion for 2021.

Eva, national champion U14 in doubles and vice-champion in singles

In doubles with Julija they practically outplayed everyone and won the national championship U14 in doubles.

Eva’s winning volley at U14 national championship.

Experience from Tennis Europe U14 Cat 1 in Bucharest

Eva took part in one of the top ranked tournament of Tennis Europe U14, the Dr.Oetker Cup U14 Cat 1 in Bucharest, Romania. Meeting an old friend, #2 of Romania, Federica Oana resulted in a great game. But missing two set points for 6:4 was mentally difficulty and the game ended up with  5:7, 2:6 (source). !Ganbate! is the Japanese word for try, try and do the best you can!

Playing doubles with Teodora Nagy was fun and a good oportunity to meet new friends from Romania. Thanks, Teodora, Iris and the Romanian team for a great time!

Eva and Teodora Nagy playing doubles at TE14 Cat1 in Bucharest

TE14 Maribor semifinals in doubles

The tournament in Maribor was spoiled by the weather this May. However, after winning the 1st round, Eva finished the tournament in the 2nd. Doubles looked pretty good, but short for the grand finale (source Tennis Europe).

Eva & Julija playing doubles at TE14 Bergant in Maribor

Tennis Europe SOUL Cup, Istanbul

Successfully overcome 2 qualification rounds at the Tennis Europe 14 SOUL Cup in Istanbul. Two days later she also won the 1st round match against the domestic player Melis 6:1, 6:3 and is knocking on the back door of quarterfinals on Wednesday morning (TZS).

Eva at Soul Cup in Istanbul

In the meantime she plays doubles with Athina from Greece on Tuesday afternoon.

National Women’s Tennis Cup by Telemach, Maribor

Eva was the youngest player at the National Telemach Women’s tennis tournament in Maribor this weekend. She managed to get through the qualifying draw and also win the 1st round of the Main Draw. A bit of luck was missing in the 2nd round, loosing the 3rd set match tiebreak (4:6,6:3, 7:10, source: TZS) .

Eva Cikajlo @evatennis3
Eva Cikajlo during national tennis cup tournament, Telemach – Drzavni pokal, on January 16, 2021 in Teniski klub Branik, Maribor, Slovenia. Photo by Blaž Weindorfer / Sportida

After 4 wins into the main draw of Women’s National Championship

Women’s National Indoor Championship in Medvode

Eva’s weekend was busy; 4 matches in the row to qualify into the main draw of the Telemach Women’s National Indoor Championship (TZS) in Medvode. The first matches against Mia-Sara (TK CC) and Alja (TK Terme Ptuj) was rather easy, but the following two matches with 6 years older competitors Nejla and Hanna from TK Branik Maribor required hard work sweat (source: teniskisvet.si).

Women’s National Indoor Championship with covid-19 precautions

Main draw of the Woman’s Championship was tough for a young 13-years old girl, but Eva played a calm and competitive game: