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Acasuso advances to face Mantilla

9/15/2004

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Defending champion David Sanchez was
eliminated by Jose Acasuso of Argentina 6-3, 6-0 in the second
round of the Romania Open on Wednesday.
They hadn't met since the semifinals of the tournament a year
ago, and Acasuso beat the eighth-seeded Sanchez for only the fourth
time in nine matches to reach the quarterfinals.
Acasuso next faces Felix Mantilla, who ousted Spanish countryman
Alex Calatrava 6-3, 6-1. Also, fourth-seeded Igor Andreev of Russia
downed Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany 7-6 (6), 6-2, and Frenchman
Paul-Henri Mathieu eliminated Alex Corretja of Spain, 3-6, 6-3,
6-1.