Maine Amateur champion John Hayes IV of Cape Elizabeth won two matches Tuesday to advance to Wednesday’s quarterfinal round of the Maine Match Play championship at Martindale Country Club in Auburn.

Hayes, 25, the 2012 winner, beat Mike Caron of Gorham 6 and 5 in the opening round, then downed former champion Joe Alvarez of North Berwick, 5 and 4. Alvarez won the first Maine Match Play tournament in 2010.

Defending champion Ricky Jones of Thomaston was eliminated in the second round by Brian Angis of Saco, 2 and 1. Jones won last year’s tournament at Sable Oaks in South Portland. Angis downed Jack Wyman of Falmouth 3 and 2 in the opening round. Jones downed Dan Bellemare of Biddeford-Saco 8 and 7 in the first round.

Mark Plummer of Manchester, the 13-time Maine Amateur champion, won his first match, 2 and 1 over Brian Bilodeau of Martindale in the morning, but then lost in 19 holes to Matt Greenleaf of Portland, another former champion.

Andrew Slattery of Minot, the 2014 Maine Amateur champion, advanced to the quarterfinals with two wins. He downed Peter Wright of Dunegrass 2 up in the morning, then beat Joe Baker of Norway 4 and 3 in the afternoon.

Sam Grindle of Deer Isle, who came in as one of the hottest players in the tournament, produced a 2-and-1 win over Will Kannegieser of Minot, then a 2-up win over Ryan Wingard of Cumberland.

The players braved wet and windy conditions in afternoon matches.

Wednesday morning quarterfinal matches will have Hayes vs. Slattery at 7 a.m.; Grindle vs. Joe Walp at 7:10; Greenleaf vs. Jeff Cole, last year’s runner-up, at 7:20; and Angis vs. Luke Ruffing at 7:30.

The semifinals will be played Wednesday afternoon, with the final scheduled for 7 a.m. Thursday.