facebook
twitter
search
search

Mayer, Chela move on in Mexico

Feb. 28, 2012 at 12:59 AM

ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Fifth-seeded German Florian Mayer and former champion Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina collected first-round wins Monday at the Mexican Open.

Mayer defeated Facundo Bagnis of Argentina 6-2, 6-4, while Chela -- who titled in Acapulco in 2000 and 2007 -- breezed past Cesar Ramirez of Mexico 6-0, 6-2 to advance on the clay courts.

Also moving on to the second round was seventh-seeded Marcel Granollers of Spain, who bested Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 6-2.

Italian Potito Starace, Pablo Andujar of Spain and Frenchman Benoit Paire also emerged from Day 1 with victories.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
SB50: Denver Broncos face tough call at QB in 2016
Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend claims he hit her
NFLPA hopes to have independent arbitration for player discipline next season
Watch every star-studded Super Bowl commercial of 2016
Group recreates 'Mario Kart' video game at UK mall