Cuevas passes first test in Valencia

Pablo Cuevas sailed into the second round of the Valencia Open on Monday with a straight sets victory over Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.

The Uruguayan needed just 63 minutes to secure a 6-2 6-3 victory at the ATP 250 hard-court tournament on Monday.

Carreno Busta relinquished three break points and was unable to put any pressure on Cuevas' serve.

In the only other first-round match played on the day, Vasek Pospisil advanced with a 6-4 6-3 victory over Santiago Giraldo.

The Canadian dropped just one point on his first serve throughout the match.