Canadians Auger Aliassime, Polansky advance in Aussie Open qualifying

Canadians Peter Polansky and Felix Auger-Aliassime both won in the first round of the qualifying tournament of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Vancouver's Rebecca Marino lost to American Caroline Dolehide in women's play

Canada’s Felix Auger Aliassime, pictured above at the French Open in June, won his first Aussie Open qualifying match on Tuesday. (David Vincent/The Associated Press)

Canadians Peter Polansky and Felix Auger-Aliassime both won in the first round of the qualifying tournament of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Auger-Aliassime, from Montreal, defeated Belgium's Arthur De Greef 6-2, 7-6 (1) in the qualifiers of the first Grand Slam tournament of the season.

He will meet the winner of the match between American Christopher Eubanks and France's Corentin Moutet.

Polansky, from Thornhill, Ont., beat Ernesto Escobedo of the United States 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

He will face Slovenia's Blaz Rola in the second round of qualifiers.

In the women's qualifying draw. Vancouver's Rebecca Marino lost to American Caroline Dolehide 6-2, 6-2.

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