Wheelchair Tennis: “Diaforozo” Sports Association for Disabled People is triumphant


In both men’s singles and men’s doubles, the Greek championship was won by the Disabled Sports Association “Diaforozo”.

In a three-day event, from Friday (19/4) to Sunday (21/4), full of action, at the amazing facilities of the Lyttos Beach Tennis Academy hotel, in the Crete Peninsula, the spectacle offered by the tennis players was of a high standard.

Under the watchful eye of the president of the Federation, Ioanna Karyofyllis, in the men’s singles, the championship was won by Giorgos Lazaridis, with Epaminondas Stamatis second and Antonis Stefanouris in third place, who defeated Nikos Gasteratos of Panathinaikos AmaA.

In doubles, Lazaridis with partner Konstantinos Dialektopoulos, of the Diaforozo club, were first with 4 wins, in 2nd place were Emmanuel Haloulos-Antonis Stefanouris, also of “Diaforozo” with 3 wins and one loss, and in 3rd place the couple Asteris Giannoudis- Stefanos Babis, of Ifaistos Patras, with 1 win and 3 losses, but a better point difference than the rest.

The detailed results of the Panhellenic championship are:

Summary of the results

Men’s Singles (Stage 16)

K. DIALEKTOPOULOS (Diforozo) – A. NIKOLOPOULOS (Panathinaikos) 2-0 (6-2 6-4)

E. HALOULOS (I differ)-S. BABIS (Hefaistos P.) 2-0 (6-3 6-0)

Men’s Doubles (RR)

Giorgos LAZARIDIS- Konstantinos DIALEKTOPOULOS (Diaforozou)- Raphael PATRONIDIS (Herodikos) – Epaminondas Stamatis (Ephaistos Patras) 2-0 (6-1 6-2)

Emmanuel HALOULOS – Antonis STEPHANOURIS (Diaforozo) – Aristomenis NIKOLOPOULOS-GASTERATOS Nikolaos (Panathinaikos Disabled) 2-0 (6-4 6-3)

Men’s Singles (Stage 8)

G. LAZARIDIS (Diaforozo) – S. BABIS (Hefaistos P.) 2-0 (6-0 6-0)

R. PATRONIDIS (Herodicos) – N. GASTERATOS (Panathinaikos) 2-1 (3-6 6-4 6-3)

E. STAMATIS (Efaistos Patras) – K. DIALEKTOPOULOS (Differozo) 2-1

(6-1 2-6 6-2)

A. Stefanouris (I differ)-A. YIANNOUDIS (Hefaistos Patras) 2-1 (5-7 6-0 6-1)

Men’s Doubles (RR)

Giorgos LAZARIDIS- Konstantinos DIALEKTOPOULOS (Different)- Emmanuel HALOULOS- Antonis Stefanouris (Different) 2-0 (6-0 6-0)

Asteris GIANNOUDIS/ Stefanos BAMBIS (Hefaistos Patras)- Aristomenis NIKOLOPOULOS/ Nikolaos GASTERATOS (Panathinaikos AmaA) 2-0 (6-2 6-2)

Men’s Singles (Semifinals)

G. LAZARIDIS (Diaforozo) – N. GASTERATOS (Panathinaikos) 2-0 (6-0 6-0)

A. Stefanouris (Divarozo) – E. Stamatis (Efaistos Patras) 2-0

(6-1 6-2)

Consolation (Semifinal)

E. HALOULOS (Diaforozo) – R. PATRONIDIS (Herodikos) 2-0 (6-2 6-2)

Men’s Doubles (RR)

Giorgos LAZARIDIS/Konstantinos DIALEKTOPOULOS (Different) Aristomeni NIKOLOPOULOS- Nikolaos GASTERATOS (Panathinaikos Disabled)

Raphael Patronidis (Herodikos)/Epaminondas Stamatis (Hephaistos Patras)- Asteris GIANNOUDIS- Stefanos BABBIS (Hephaistos Patras) 2-0 (7-5 ​​6-2)

Tomorrow’s schedule (Sunday, 4/21)

Men’s single


G. LAZARIDIS (Diaforozo) – M. STAMATIS (Hefaistos P.) 2-0 (6-1, 6-0)

“Small Final

N. GASTERATOS (Panathinaikos) – A. STEFANOURIS (Divarozo) 0-2 (0-6, 1-6)

Consolation (Semifinal)

A. NIKOLOPOULOS (Panathinaikos) – A. GIANNOUDIS (Hefaistos Patras) 2-0 (6-2, 6-3)

Consolation (Final)

A. NIKOLOPOULOS (Panathinaikos) – R. PATRONIDIS (Herodicos) 2-0 (6-0, 6-3)

Doubles (RR)

Emmanuel HALOULOS/ Antonis STEPHANOURIS (Diaforozo)- Asteris GIANNOUDIS/ Stefanos BAMBIS (Ephaistos Patras) 2-1 (6-1, 1-6, 10-5)

Aristomenis NIKOLOPOULOS/ Nikolaos GASTERATOS (Panathinaikos AmaA) – Raphael Patronidis (Herodikos)/ Epaminondas Stamatis (Hefaistos Patras) 2-1 (3-6, 6-2, 10-7)

Giorgos LAZARIDIS/Konstantinos DIALEKTOPOULOS (Diforozo)- Asteris GIANNOUDIS/Stefanos BAMBIS (Ephaistos Patras) 2-0 (6-0, 6-0)

Raphael Patronidis (Herodikos)/ Epaminondas Stamatis (Hefaistos Patras)- Emmanuel Haloulos/ Antonis Stefanouris (Diforozou) 0-2 (0-6, 0-6)

Final ranking

1) Giorgos LAZARIDIS/Konstantinos DIALEKTOPOULOS (I differ)

2) Emmanuel HALOULOS/ Antonis Stefanouris (I differ)

3) Asteris YANNOUDIS/Stefanos BABBIS (Ephaistos Patras

4) Raphael Patronidis (Herodikos)/ Epaminondas Stamatis (Hefaistos Patras)

5) Aristomenis NIKOLOPOULOS/ Nikolaos GASTERATOS (Panathinaikos Disabled)

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