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Spaniards Granollers, Montanes Reach Second Round

Kitzbuhel, Austria

Mayer© GEPA/Hans OsterauerLeonardo Mayer will face top seed Philipp Kohlschreiber in the second round.

Eighth seed Marcel Granollers opened his bid for his fourth ATP World Tour title on Monday as he defeated wild card Mate Pavic 7-6(2), 6-2 in just under two hours in the first round of the bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel

The Spaniard is coming off a quarter-final showing in Gstaad (l. to Haase) and improved to a 15-17 match record on the season. He is bidding to win his first title since 2011 and goes on to face Horacio Zeballos, who battled past Austrian qualifier Martin Fischer 7-5, 1-6, 6-3.

Seventh seed Albert Montanes, who upset Richard Gasquet last week in Umag, defeated Adrian Ungur 6-4, 6-2. The 32 year old reached the final of this ATP World Tour 250 clay-court tournament on his last appearance in 2011 (l. to Haase).

Top seed Philipp Kohlschreiber will begin against Argentine Leonardo Mayer, who defeated Kenny De Schepper 6-4, 6-4. Since reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon (l. to Verdasco), De Schepper has lost in the first round at Newport (l. to Kuznetsov) and Gstaad (l. to Gimeno-Traver).

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