J60 Domžale

Eva played the last ITF this summer in Domžale. In the 1st round she passed Croatian player Joha-Bilić by 6:2, 6:2 a day later Eva showed a technically good tennis against the 9. seeded German player Helen Sommer, winning the game in a two straight sets (6:1, 6:3).  The 3rd round she was expected to overpass the Brit Gibson, but something obviously was not ok that day (5:7, 5:7).

Eva got covid-19 and skipped another two planned ITFs, also the next J30 in Domžale.

ITF J60 Kranj and Maribor

At ITF J60 Kranj Eva beat Iva Jankovic SRB (6:2, 6:7, 6:3); She lost the TB after some interference from the audience but the won the 3rd set problem-less. The next day she played 3rd seed Manca Serena (GB) in a high level match with a lot of twists and turns (5:7, 7:5, 7:6). She dropped the second set ball for 6:4 and then won the third set after 4 hours despite being 2:5 behind. Despite the very late hour, the evening doubles match was played, where she and Russia’s Shitikova also won the match. There was no more energy left for the next day’s matches, as she could hardly stand on her feet (op. the referee did not want to postpone the match to a later hour). Exhausted to the end, she could not help the Russian and they also lost the QF in the doubles.

She had a very tough draw at ITF J60 Maribor: she beat the best Italian U14 player in the 1st round, Alice Iozzi (6:1, 1:6, 6:4), a Piatti Centre player, then Natalie Mala of Czechia in in a very good match 6:4, 6:2, and then lost the 3rd round to Maia Ilinca Burcescu of Romania (one of the best U14 players in Tennis Europe). Despite her top game, she ran out of luck, as she didn’t take advantage of the set lead and the result was reversed in the key moments (3:6, 4:6). Her opponent showed incredible fight, saving the theoretically unstoppable drop shots, which paid off in the end. In doubles, the pair with Madzarka Czako won the first match, but then after an extraordinary drama (also unsportsmanlike) they lost to the representatives of ZTK with 10:12 in MTB.

National Vicechampions, Domžale Team

The reborn team of Tennis Club Domžale with Pia, Ana and Eva under the supervision of Eva’s former coach Urban managed to overcome TK LTA and TK Triglav Kranj and entered the finals.

National Vicechampions 2023!

However, the best player Pia, WTA 509, resigned in the 2nd game due to the heel pain and the team did not manage to make up for score against the strong team of TK MS.  Ana played very good and won the match, but Eva could not resist to the older and experienced player Anamari.

Ana and Eva playing doubles.

ITF Tour spring 2023

Eva has attended a regular high school program in 2023, but also took part of the ITF Tour in Spring 2023; Banja Luka J30, Vrsar J300, Szekesfehervar J30, Villach J200, Guessing J30 and Sarajevo J30. At most of the tournaments Eva gained experience and improved her tennis to the junior level, resulting in won matches over the ranked players. Her best was the Quarterfinals in Singles at J30 in Sarajevo.

QuarterFinalist at J30 Sarajevo.
Serving in the 2nd match in Qualification at J200 Villach.

Eva and Zala semifinalists at the National Championship

Eva and her schoolmate Zala made it to the semifinals of the National Championship of Seniors in Ljubljana stunning the 2nd seeded doubles.

Eva and her schoolmate Zala also made it to the semifinals of the Indoor National Championship U16 in Maribor. A great achievement during the bussiest high school period.

Eva and Zala, semifinalists at National Championship U16

A point away from the top at Tenis Slovenia Masters U16

Eva had tremendous two days in Litija at Triglav Slovenian Masters U16.  In the 1st round she eliminated Karolina Trnkovski by 6:0, 6:2, in the quarterfinals defeated the 4th seeded Nala Kovacic by 6:0, 6:4 and in the semifinals Eva overcame the 2nd seeded Pia Petelinsek by 6:3, 6:3.

The final game in the afternoon could have finished easily by 6:1, 6:2, but loosing the 2nd match point was just too much to stay focused until the end of the game. Therefore the final score 6:1,5:7,1:6 against Kaja made Eva a runner up at the Slovenian Masters U16 2022.

Eva got a 2nd price at Slovenian Masters U16 2022

The organisation of the tournament was below the threshold, even without an official photographer.

There was no official photographer at the Triglav Tennis Slovenia Masters 2022.

First ITF WTT points for QF at Junior Slovenian Open

Eva had a tremendous week at ITF WTT  J4 Slovenian Open in Domžale. After two consequtive wins, over Karolina H (CZE) by 6:2, 6:1 and Manuella P (CRO) by 7:5,6:1 she also outruled the 1st seeded player from Slovenia Brina S by 6:3, 6:3 and finished among 8 best players.

The Fridays match against the Slovak girl Kali was exhausting for both motivated players. Eva took a lead by 5:4, but could not take the set (5:7).  No energy left for her to rise up in the 2nd set (2:6). Congratulations!

Eva and Kali after the QF match at ITF WTT J4 Slovenian Open

Eva and Amelie (GER) also had fun in doubles, winning the 1st match.

Eva and her friend Amelie H from Germany.


Runner up in doubles and semifinalist in singles U16 Cat 2, Haid, Austria

A successfull week after a month break ended up with semifinals (3rd place) in singles and a runner up in doubles at the U16 cat 2 tennis tournament in Haid near Linz in Austria.

Not an easy job to play 3 sets for 4 hours in the warmest month of this century. Despite of cramps Eva managed to finish the game by 2:2,6:3,7:6 and later in the day play also doubles. The therapy was quite successfull, enough for the following 3 wins. However, Friday’s matches were just too much for exhausted young tennis player. Happy to be home again.

Eva and Flora (HUN) – top team – this time runners up.

After all, the semifinal match against Greta (HUN) a perspective good player was noticeably a good game. On contrary the doubles final was a nervous game with some mistakes that young players may forgive and forget fast.

Semifinalist at the National Championship U16

After overcomming her main tennis opponent Nala in the QF by 2:0, Eva unfortunately lost the semifinals in the rain by 6:4,4:6,6:7. The 3rd place for Eva!

Eva got a reward for the semifinals at the National Championship U16.