- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
 January 16, 2004 

Pyunic heads to Moscow for CIS Cup

Pyunic will run for a Cup title in Moscow..

On January 17 winners of the local leagues of all 15 former Soviet republics and Russian U-19 teams will meet at the CIS Cup competition in Moscow. It is the 11th year of Cup competition.

Armenia is represented by FC Pyunic, winner of the 2003 season.

Competition consists of four stages: group stage, quarterfinals, semifinals and final match that will be held January 25 at Olimpyiski Stadium.

There are four groups at the group stage. Pyunic is in Group C with Dinamo Kiev (Ukraine), Flora (Estonia) and Nisa (Turkmenistan).

Clubs taking the first two places in their groups will advance to quarterfinals, which will take place on January 21.

Group Stage

January 17: Flora (Estonia) - Pyunic
January 18: Pyunic - Dinamo Kiev (Ukraine)
January 20: Pyunic - Nisa (Turkmenistan)


Tennis (ATP Tour)

Together with the new year a new season in the world of professional tennis has started. On January 5 ATP tournaments began in Australia, India and Qatar.

Sargis Sargsyan, the only tennis player representing Armenia in ATP Tour (Association of Tennis Professionals), as usual chose to play in the ExxonMobil Open 2004 International Series in Doha, Qatar.

Playing on the hard surface Sargsyan (unseeded) made it to the quarter finals after beating Gregory Carraz (unseeded) of France 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 and Mikhail Youzhny (unseeded) of Russia 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. But Great Britain's Tim Henman (seeded 7) knocked the Armenian out easily, 6-3, 6-1. Sargsyan earned $29,000 and 12 ATP points.

David Nalbandyan of Argentina and Andre Agassi of USA haven't played yet. Most likely like many others they are preparing for the Australian Open, one of the four Grand Slams which begins Monday in Melbourne.


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