Garcia-Lopez moves into quarterfinals

April 7, 2010 at 10:08 PM

CASABLANCA, Morocco, April 7 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez advanced to the quarterfinals Wednesday by coasting to a victory over Marcel Granollers at the Grand Prix Hassan II.

Garcia-Lopez ousted Granollers 6-3, 6-2, moving past the second round of a tournament for only the second time this year. He will face No. 8 Florent Serra in the quarterfinals after Serra defeated Stephane Robert 2-6, 6-1, 6-3.

In the other half of the draw, fourth-seeded Lukasz Kubot and Potito Starace set up a quarterfinal meeting.

Kubot won over Arnaud Clement 6-4, 6-1 and Starace was a 6-2, 6-1 winner over Oscar Hernandez.

Stanislas Wawrinka, seeded No. 1 in the tournament, will face Martin Klizan Thursday in the second round.

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