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Thomaz Bellucci reaches quarterfinals at Ecuador Open

QUITO, Ecuador -- Third-seeded Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil defeated Albert Montanes of Spain 6-2, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Ecuador Open on Wednesday.

Bellucci moves on to face No. 8 Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, a 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2), 6-2 winner over countryman Inigo Cervantes.

The Quito tournament opens the month-long clay-court season across Latin America, with subsequent events in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

Australian Bernard Tomic is seeded No. 1 in Quito, followed by Spain's Feliciano Lopez.