Francis Casey Alcantara and John Morrissey of Ireland stayed in the title hunt in the doubles competition of the 51st Trofeo Bonfiglio as they bundled out Sebastian Stiefelmeyer and Dominic Thiem of Austria, 6-3, 7-6 (5), at the Tennis Club Milano Bonacossa in Milan, Italy Wednesday.

The 18-year-old Alcantara, in his first tournament since winning the doubles crown of the Mitsubishi Lancer International Juniors Championship last March in Manila, and Morrissey thus moved into the quarterfinal round against the Italian pair of Marco Cecchinato and Giammarco Micolani.

Meanwhile, Cecchinato and Micolani foiled Filipino Jeson Patrombon and Richard Gabb of Great Britain, 6-1, 7-6 (4), in the second round, averting a quarterfinal showdown between Patrombon and Alcantara in the doubles event.

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