Canada's Tracy Fleury takes down previously unbeaten Americans at curling

Canada’s Tracy Fleury, seen in this file photo from February, defeated American Jamie Sinclair 7-5 in the morning draw of the curling World Cup to improve to 2-1 on Friday.

Canadian skip Tracy Fleury was tied for top spot in Group A of the women’s draw at the second World Cup of the season midway through Friday’s play.

Fleury’s Winnipeg rink beat American Jamie Sinclair 7-5 in the morning draw to improve to 2-1 at the event.

The Canadians were tied with the Americans and Min Jim Kim of Korea at 2-1 entering the second afternoon draw on Friday.

Fleury was scheduled to face Alina Kovaleva of Russia later on Friday.

In men’s play, Winnipeg’s Jason Gunnlaugson dropped to 1-3 with a 7-5 loss against Bruce Mouat of Scotland.

In mixed doubles action, Ottawa native John Morris and Kalynn Park of Edmonton lost 7-4 to Jenny Perret and Martin Rios of Switzerland. The Canadian team fell to 1-3 with the loss.

The preliminary round concludes Saturday with finals in all three divisions going on Sunday.