Mayer, Delbonis through in Buenos Aires

Local duo Leonardo Mayer and Federico Delbonis advanced in contrasting fashion at the Argentina Open.

Leonardo Mayer and Federico Delbonis came through their Argentina Open first-round matches on Monday.

Mayer, a wildcard at the ATP 250 event played on clay in Buenos Aires, battled past Portugal's Gastao Elias 4-6 6-4 6-4.

The Argentinian made a slow start before breaking once in both the second and third sets.

His win sees him advance to a clash against either countryman Guido Pella or Spanish fifth seed Albert Ramos-Vinolas.

Delbonis was far more comfortable, taking just over an hour to thrash Frenchman Stephane Robert 6-3 6-1.

The Argentinian will face either Horacio Zeballos or Joao Sousa before a potential meeting with top seed Kei Nishikori.