Tennis

Canadians Schnur, Diez advance to Round 2 of French Open qualifying

Steven Diez and Brayden Schnur advanced to the second round of men's qualifying at the French Open with wins on Monday in Paris. Toronto's Diez defeated Ilya Ivashka of Belarus while Schnur, from nearby Pickering, Ont., downed Peru's Juan Pablo Varillas.

Women's qualifying begins Tuesday in Paris; Canada's Bianca Andreescu won't play

From left, Brayden Schnur pf Pickering, Ont., and Toronto's Steven Diez advanced to the second round of men's qualifying at the French Open with wins on Monday. (Canadian Press/Getty Images/File)

Canadians Steven Diez and Brayden Schnur advanced to the second round of men's qualifying at the French Open with wins on Monday.

Diez, from Toronto, defeated Ilya Ivashka of Belarus 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.

Schnur, from Pickering, Ont., downed Peru's Juan Pablo Varillas 6-1, 6-4.

Diez next faces Christopher Eubanks of the United States, while Schnur will meet American Sebastian Korda.

Women's qualifying starts Tuesday.

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