CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) _ Italy's Andrea Gaudenzi, the No. 3 seed, rallied to beat Andrei Pavel of Romania 6-7 (2-7), 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the Grand Prix Hassan II trophy tournament Monday.

The tourney begins the clay court segment of the 1998 ATP Tour.

Fifth-seeded Sjeng Schalken of the Netherlands won his opening match, 6-2, 7-5 over Spain's Alex Lopez-Moron, and will next meet Fernando Vicente, also from Spain.

Vicente downed John Van Lottum of the Netherlands 1-6, 6-3, 6-0.