Cilic, Mayer, advance in Munich

Third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia edged Simone Bolelli of

Italy 7-5, 7-6 (4) to advance to the second round of the BMW Open

on Tuesday.

Cilic was the runner-up last year and used his 11 aces to help

win the close match.

Fifth-seeded Florian Mayer of Germany eased past qualifier Steve

Darcis of Belgium 6-1, 6-2.

Also through were Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia, Radek Stepanek

of the Czech Republic, and Philipp Petzschner of Germany.