Sousa and Simon reach main draw

Fifth seed Joao Sousa booked his spot in the second round of the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca.

Portugal's Sousa defeated Dutchman Igor Sijsling 6-2 6-4 while Argentina's Carlos Berlocq was a 6-4 6-1 winner over Teymuraz Gabashvili.

Meanwhile, world number 27 Gilles Simon is through to the main draw after winning his final qualifier against Andrey Kuznetsov.

Simon was a last-minute entrant, which meant he was forced to go through qualifying.

The Frenchman, who won the title as a qualifier in 2008, will take on Federico Delbonis in the first round.