Five Americans advanced from the first round of the BNP Parabas Open at Indian Wells on Thursday.
Marcos Giron defeated Botic van de Zandschulp, 6-7 (9), 6-2, 6-4, and Maxime Cressy got by Laslo Dere, 6-7 (3), 6-1, 7-5.
Tennys Sandgren then beat Thiago Monteiro, 6-4, 6-3, and Mackenzie McDonald defeated James Duckworth, 6-3, 6-3.
Finally, Tommy Paul beat 40-year-old Feliciano Lopez, 6-3, 7-6 (3), but veteran Sam Querrey lost to Daniel Altmaier, 6-2, 6-4.
Aussie Alex Popyrin battled his way into the round of 64 with a hard-fought 6-3 7-6 (7-4) win over world No.63 Miomir Kecmanovic.
Sydneysider Duckworth couldn’t handle the big-hitting McDonald, who fired off eight aces and broke the Australian’s serve four times.