Acasuso advances to face Mantilla

Updated: September 15, 2004, 6:36 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

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