USA Men’s 45 Advance to Semis, Remain in Gold Medal Contention; Men’s 45, Women’s 45 Fall

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The USA Men’s 45s team, led by Chris Groer, beat France 2/1 to advance to the semifinals. After Jesse Walter lost 75 61 at #2 singles, Groer won 75 64 at #1 singles and combined with Guillermo Cosson to win the doubles point 63 63.

The Men’s 45 team fell 2/1 to Argentina. Ross Duncan won at #1 singles 64 75, Marvin Colley lost 61 60 at #1 singles and Colley/Duncan narrowly fell in doubles 57 75 62. They play next the 5/6 playoff.

The Women’s 45 lost in the semis to France 2/0 (the doubles was not played). Sophie Woorons lost at #2 64 62; Debbie Spence Nasim fell 64 63 at #1. They play next for bronze in the 3/4 playoff.

The Women’s 35 team beat Hungary 3/0 to advance to the 5/6 playoff. Jennifer Sinclair played another marathon match, winning 63 57 62; And a Perianu won 60 61 at #1 singles and Perianu/Evgenia Docktor won the doubles point 60 60.

The Women’s 40 team fell 2/1 to Estonia. Mary Beth Williams won at #2 singles 36 63 64; Yulia Bolotova lost 64 61 at #1 singles and Quynh Le/Williams lost the deciding doubles point 62 76 (2). They will play the 7/8 playoff next.

The Men’s 35 team lost 3/0 to Ukraine and will play the 7/8 playoff next. Ryan Sablan lost 75 62 at #2 singles; Jonathas Sucupira fell 46 64 64 at #1 singles and Darrin Cohen/Sablan lost the doubles point 61 64.