QUEBEC (AP) _ Third-seeded Anne Kremer advanced to the quarterfinals of the $170,000 Bell Challenge on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Catalina Castano.

Kremer will meet eighth-seeded Jana Nejedly of Canada, who beat Maria Vento-Kabchi 6-2, 6-1.

Iva Majoli, the No. 4 seed, also advanced Thursday, beating Alena Vaskova 6-3, 6-2.

Americans Alexandra Stevenson, Samantha Reeves and Jennifer Hopkins all advanced. Stevenson beat seventh-seeded countrywoman Lilia Osterloh 6-4, 6-1, Reeves topped sixth-seeded Nathalie Dechy 0-6, 6-1, 6-2 and the fifth-seeded Hopkins downed Adriana Serra-Zanetti 6-3, 6-2.