Roland Garros: Tecau/Rojer and Mergea/Boppana through to the second round. Simona Halep and Alexandra Dulgheru out!

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The pairs in which Romanian tennis players Horia Tecau and Florin Mergea are part of have qualified on Wednesday to the second round at Roland Garros.

5th seeded Horia Tecau/Jean-Julien Rojer (Romania/Netherlands) defeated, 6-4, 7-6 (5), Rameez Junaid /Adil Shamasdin (Australia/Canada) while the pair Florin Mergea/Rohan Bopanna (Romania/India – 9th seeded) won the match against Serbs Filip Krajinovic/Viktor Troicki 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.

In the next round, Tecau and Rojer will face Americans Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey, while Mergea/Bopanna will play against another pair of Americans, Austin Krajicek/Donald Young.

The qualification to the second round at Roland Garros is rewarded with a prize of EUR 18,000 and 180 ATP points each.

Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, 3rd WTA and finalist last year, was defeated without appeal on Wednesday by Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Croatia) 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the tournament.

In another match, Alize Cornet (France) defeated Alexandra Dulgheru 6-2, 7-5.

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