After trailing in both sets, Mats Wilander struggled to a 7-5, 7-5 victory over Diego Perez in the third round of the $375,000 U.S. Clay Court tennis tournament Thursday at Indianapolis.
The top-seeded Swede was a point away from losing the first set before breaking back. Wilander trailed, 3-1, in the second set before winning on repeated errors by the 16th-seeded Spaniard.
In other matches between seeded players, No. 4 Martin Jaite ousted No. 14 Andre Agassi, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2, and No. 5 Joakim Nystrom beat No.12 Guillermo Vilas, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
Richey Reneberg moved into the quarterfinals against Wilander with a 7-6, 6-0 victory over Blaine Willenborg, and No. 3 Kent Carlsson advanced with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Javier Frana. Carlsson will play Patrick Kuhnen, who beat Jimmy Brown, 6-3, 6-4.