Maret has been probably the busiest of the Baltic Babes
With an Australian programme. She reached the second qualifying round in Canberra, defeating Obata
before falling to Kloesel
. She did the same at AO Qualies beating McCain and then falling to Gubacsi. At the 75K Ortisei she won through to the QF before falling to top seed Strycova.
Kaia still injured
Margit is almost past Kaia in the rankings. She has only played one tournament this year, falling in the first round of 25K Sunderland to Sakowicz. She won today though in Redbridge, although her victim escapes me
Anet Kaasik seems to have disappeared this year also.
Onto Lithuania, Lina Stanciute seems to be the only active Lithuanian at the moment
. She lost to Natalie Grandin in first rond of 25K Rockford in three sets, but has qualified for 75K Midland this week
and plays her first round match tonight!
Aurelija has lost her ranking after her abortive comeback at the end of last year
Any news on that front?
Egle Petrauskaite received a wildcard into the qualies of the Miami 10K, losing 57 16 to Inoue in the first round. It was her first tour match since August 2003.
The Latvians: Liga is continuing her horrendous form
I can't remember when i last saw that she had won
. She is entering loads of high tiered events and never winning
. This continued when she was in the Tier I Qualifying draw in the Pan Pacific, losing 16 06 to Mayumi Yamamoto.
Irina Kuzmina entered a couple of 10Ks in Britain recently, winning one match in Tipton against Claire Ricketts, but lost in the second round and then in the first round of Hull to Vranceau. She then edged out Fong in Q1 of Sunderland 25K, but fell to Llewellyn in the second round.
Nothing from Anzela so far in 2005
Get better soon Latvians!
Thats about it
Let's hope it gets better soon, and good luck Margit and Lina this week!