Gasquet defeats Crivoi to reach BCR quarters

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France defeated Victor Crivoi of Romania 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the BCR Open Romania.

Also reaching the final eight was eighth-seeded Jose Acasuso, who beat Martin Vassallo Arguello 6-4, 7-5 in a match between Argentines.

Ivan Navarro of Spain advanced when Denis Gremelmayr of Germany retired because of a left ankle injury while trailing 6-3, 1-0. Teimuraz Gabashvili of Russia downed Adrian Cruciat of Romania 6-1, 6-2.