Canada's Colleen Pinkney improved to 3-0 at the world senior curling championships Monday in Russia with a 9-6 victory over Switzerland.
Canada's Bruce Delaney beat New Zealand 10-2 to improve to 2-0 in the men's draw.
Pinkney, from Truro, N.S., was trailing 4-3 before scoring three points in the fifth end en route to the win.
"It felt like a struggle throughout the entire game. The Swiss played very, very well," Pinkney said. "We were really working on trying to throw nice, consistent hit weight. The ice is fast and fabulous but really sensitive and seems to be changing a little bit each time we are out there.
"We finished strong. We're the type of team who never give up and we never get down on one another and we have a lot of fun."
Japan's women beat Sweden 10-4, and the U.S. defeated Russia 9-4. Delaney's Ottawa rink scored three points in the first end and then added four more in the seventh to cruise by New Zealand.
"The team played well, no complaints about the ice, lots of curl, the ice is quick," Delaney said. "We got lucky a couple of times, but it was a good battle right to the end. There were one or two shots that could have turned around a couple of the ends."
Sweden defeated Italy 16-1, the U.S. defeated Hungary 9-3, Australia beat Russia 8-3, and Japan edged England 5-4.