Former Vol John-Patrick Smith got off to a winning start Tuesday to begin his three-week tour in Canada.
Smith and 2009 NCAA singles champion Devin Britton, the top seeds in doubles, cruised into the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Nathaniel Gorham and Maximilian Wilde in the first round of the Gatineau Futures.
Smith begins singles play Wednesday, where he is the seventh seed. He is set to play Mark Verryth, ranked No. 625.