got an eyefull of the team from Denmark as they were ousted from UEFA competition.
Armenia's participants in UEFA Cup competition have been eliminated.
August 28 Shirak fell 0-2 to Nordsjaelland, Denmark and Banants lost 1-2 to Hapoel
of Tel Aviv.
The Danes' shutout of Shirak left the Armenian side with no
goals in UEFA action, as they suffered an 0-4 defeat in the away match.
managed a 1-1 draw with the Israeli team in Tel Aviv, and were hopeful that the
home advantage would bring better results and advancement to the next round. But
Thursday's defeat kicked them out of competition on a 2-3 aggregate.
The last of this year's Grand Slams, US Open, started on
August 25 in Flushing Meadows, NY, and will last until September 7. Three players
of Armenian heritage have advanced beyond the first round.
Playing on the
hard surface Andre Agassi (seeded first) from USA easily defeated Alex Corretja
from Spain (6-1, 6-2, 6-2). David Nalbandian of Argentina (seeded 13) gained a
6-4, 7(7)-64, 6-3 victory over Philipp Kohlschreiber from Germany while Sargis
Sargsyan representing Armenia (unseeded) beat American Amer Delic 4-6, 6-3, 63-77,
In the second round Agassi beat Andreas Vinciquerra from Sweden
7(7)-6, 6-1, 6-4 to enter the third round.
Nalbandian was to meet Jarkko
Nieminen from Finland in the second round while Sargis Sargsyan was to face James
Blake from USA in matches not yet concluded at our deadline.
representatives didn't do as well.
Magdalena Maleeva (seeded 10) of Bulgaria
suffered 4-6, 3-6 defeat from Shinobu Asagoe of Japan in the first round.
Mikaelyan from Switzerland was luckier than Maleeva. She won 6-3, 6-1 over Marlene
Weingartner from Germany in the first round. However in the second round the Swiss-Armenian
lost 5-7, 4-6 to Japan's Saori Obata.