KINGSTON, Ont. -- Nova Scotia has its first win at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

Mary-Anne Arsenault's rink defeated Kerry Galusha of the Northwest Territories-Yukon 10-7 on Tuesday afternoon at the K-Rock Centre. Arsenault -- a five-time national women's curling champion -- opened the tournament with four straight losses.

She scored two in the ninth and added one more in the 10th end for the victory.

"It's nice to get the first win -- and that even was hard," said vice-skip Colleen Jones. "Like all of the sudden you're going, 'We could still give this away.' It's amazing. You forget how much hard work it is to plow through the tough times of a game and try to eke out a win."

In other early games, Newfoundland and Labrador's Stacie Devereaux beat Alberta's Kristie Moore 8-3 and B.C.'s Kelly Scott topped New Brunswick's Andrea Crawford 13-7.

Prince Edward Island's Suzanne Birt defeated Quebec's Allison Ross 8-6 in an extra end.

The three remaining unbeaten rinks will be in action Tuesday night. Team Canada's Heather Nedohin, Manitoba's Jennifer Jones and Ontario's Rachel Homan are in first place at 5-0 after eight draws.

Saskatchewan's Jill Shumay is alone in fourth place at 4-1 and Scott is next at 3-2. Birt improved to 3-3, Ross fell to 2-3 and Crawford was 2-4.

Devereaux recorded her first win to move into a tie with Galusha at 1-5. Moore is the lone winless rink at 0-5.

Round-robin play continues through Friday. Playoff games are scheduled for this weekend.