Polansky, Dubois advance in Australian Open qualifying

Canadians Peter Polansky and Stephanie Dubois each pulled off upsets to advance in Australian Open qualifying Friday in Melbourne.

Canadians Peter Polansky and Stephanie Dubois each pulled off upsets to advance in Australian Open qualifying Friday.

Polansky, from Thornhill, Ont., defeated 10th-seeded Dutchman Jesse Huta Galung 6-1, 7-6 (2) in men's second round play.

Dubois, from Laval, Que., beat No. 5 seed Anastasiya Yakimova of Belarus 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of women's singles.

Meanwhile, Heidi El Tabakh of Oakville, Ont., lost her first-round match 7-6 (4), 6-4 to Thailand's Noppawan Lertcheewakarn.

Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., and Milos Raonic of Thornhill had their second-round matches postponed.

Rain has caused major headaches at the qualifying tournament, cancelling all matches Thursday and delaying the start of Friday's competition.