Summus Capital scholarship again awarded to Lithuania’s rising young tennis stars

13:59 26.03.2024

Summus Capital, one of the largest real estate investment companies in the Baltic States, has announced that it will continue its tradition of supporting the most promising young players in Lithuanian tennis. Klaudia Bubelytė (20 years old) and Edas Butvilas (19 years old) have been awarded EUR 24,000 for their development this year, which will help the tennis players to climb up the ladder towards their goals.

K. Bubelytė (WTA-647) became the Lithuanian tennis champion for the third time last year, and in the summer she sensationally defeated the former world No. 23 Mona Barthel (WTA-284). Meanwhile, E. Butvilas (ATP-661) won his first professional tennis title at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tennis M15 series tournament Vilnius Cup 2023 last year when he was just 18.

“Every tournament gives me invaluable lessons, and with every match my psychological resilience grows stronger. Summus Capital’s support will make financial planning easier and will cover the essentials such as flights, hotels and training. This allows me to fully prepare and focus solely on the game to reach the next level of my tennis career,” says Butvilas.

According to Klaudia Bubelytė, her previous support has contributed significantly to her performance and she is happy to continue her cooperation.

“The support was very important because it allowed me to participate in more tournaments, which led to my first victory in the women’s tournament. It helps me to plan a quality annual schedule, improve my WTA ranking and most importantly stay healthy during the long season to avoid injuries. The opportunity to travel to tournaments with my coach has been an invaluable part of my development, and my improved game has allowed me to secure the number two spot in the Lithuanian national team,” the tennis player notes.

According to Evaldas Čepulis, a member of the Board of Summus Capital, the tradition of supporting athletes bears tangible fruit, and the passion and enthusiasm of the youngsters for tennis inspires them to continue doing good works.

“Our commitment to supporting young talents like Ed and Klaudia stems from our belief in the power of sport to build character, discipline and a winning mentality. By providing this financial incentive, we aim to help the athletes shake off the pressures of their daily lives, enabling them to pursue excellence in their field with full dedication and focus. This is more than a sponsorship – it is an investment in Klaudia and Edas potential and their confidence to reach the heights of the international tennis arena,” says E. Čepulis of Summus Capital.