In Brief

Daniilidou and Woehr win the doubles in Sofia Greek tennis champion Lena Daniilidou may have had a mediocre season in singles competition, but she did manage to add another doubles title on Saturday as she and her German partner Jasmin Woehr won the $100,000 tournament in Sofia. The clay surface appeared to suit the pair, who did not drop a single set all week on the way to the final, where they defeated Sandra Klemenschits and Tatjana Malek 6-3, 6-4. In the singles draw Daniilidou got as far as the quarterfinals in Sofia, going down to Tathiana Garbin 6-2, 6-4. Aris aims at having a Greek-dominated lineup Aris basketball club has made a point of making its team more Greek, its Israeli coach Sharon Drucker stated yesterday, after the Thessaloniki team acquired Dimitris Verginis from Panathinaikos, Costas Charalambidis from Panellinios and Fanis Koumbouras from Maroussi last week. Meanwhile AEK announced the transfer of US point guard Eddie Shannon and Peristeri has added Ernest Scott to its roster. Basketball cup After yesterday’s second-round games for the Greek Cup in basketball, the pairings for the third round – the first involving teams from the A1 – are as follows: Perama vs Kifissia, Ikari Serron vs Aris, Arkadikos vs Ilisiakos, KAO Dramas vs Panionios, Ermis Lagada vs Pagrati, Iraklis vs Ikaros Kallitheas, Amyntas vs Kavala and AEK vs Peristeri. These knockout ties will be played on Wednesday, with the winners advancing to the fourth round. The top eight teams of the A1 last season have already gone through to Round 4. Judo medal Giorgos Azoidis won gold in the European Under-20 Judo Championship, which ended in Sofia yesterday. Azoidis won the final of the -66 kilogram category with five wins in five encounters. He was boosted by the presence of World champion Ilias Iliadis, who after his triumph in Japan joined the Under-20 judoka.

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