Casablanca - The sixth-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina has edged Canadian qualifier Filip Peliwo 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-4 Wednesday to reach the quarter-finals of the Grand Prix Hassan II.
Delbonis, who won the Brazil Open last month, broke at 4-4 in the final set.
He won six straight games to take the first set and lead 2-0 in the second. But Peliwo, the 2012 world junior champion, fought back to force a tiebreaker and leveled at one set apiece.
Meanwhile, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain advanced to the second round.
The eighth-seeded Garcia-Lopez beat Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) despite making seven double faults. Carreno Busta cruised past Tobias Kamke of Germany 6-1, 6-2.
Results from the third day of the ATP's Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca on Wednesday (x denotes seeding):
Federico Del Bonis (ARG x6) bt Filip Peliwo (CAN) 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4
Albert Montas (ESP) bt Kenny De Schepper (FRA) 6-2, 6-3
Oleksandr Nedovyesov (KAZ) bt Robin Haase (NED x7) 7-6 (8/6), 6-4
Pablo Carreno (ESP) bt Tobias Kamke (GER) 6-1, 6-2
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP x8) bt Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (8/6)
Jiri Vesely (CZE) bt Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-4, 6-3