Member of TC EMPIRE Trnava Martin Blasko won all his matches in Trnava, including the singles final of EMPIRE Futures Trnava 2015. After winning the doubles on Saturday with Peter Vajda, he also won the singles trophy after beating Slovenian Tomislav Ternar 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. For Slovakian player, it is his first triumph in men’s tennis.
With prize money as high as 10 000 USD, EMPIRE FUTURES Trnava 2015 provides ideal chance for young players, and not only Slovakian, to gain important points into ATP rankings. This year the tournament will write it’s third chapter. Kamil Capkovic dominated the first historic event in Trnava, two years ago, and last year it was Jan Satral from Czech Republic winning it.
Titles from the International U18 Indoor tournament (Grade 4) in Trnava, which was played on hard surface, belong to the foreign players. The Slovak Nikola Dolakova lost in the singles final 2-6, 1-6 to Sabina Machalova and Pole Kacper Zuk beat Romanian Alexander Lazarov 6-2, 6-0.
Experienced Czech coach Rene Hanak (42) joined coaching staff of the international EMPIRE Tennis Academy. After he left Greece, he wants to fully commit himself to competitive tennis. Anna Laguza, one of the best U14 European players, will be also practising with him.
The ITF U18 Empire Cup 2015 will take place in Trnava's club from 8th to 15th March. It's an opportunity for young players to play on their home land against international rivals. Tennis fans will see many Slovak tennis talents including members of TC EMPIRE in the main draw.