The U.S. routed Mexico, 3-0, Wednesday to advance to the semifinal match against Japan at 7 p.m. (noon ET) Thursday. A win against Japan could set the stage for a showdown with defending gold medalist Ukraine, which plays Russia in the other semifinal at 3 p.m. (8 a.m. ET).
The U.S. Bowling Team's woes continued during women's team play Wednesday as the bowlers fought for every pin fall but struggled to adjust to international competition and had problems staying relaxed during matches.
On Thursday, members of the U.S. Tennis Team sat on the sidelines, fingers crossed and eyes locked on two siblings returning volley after volley on the red clay courts of the Dema Tennis Center. Daniel and Emily Hangstefer, of Chattanooga, Tenn., were battling their third consecutive seeded mixed doubles team. This time, it was the No. 2 seed team from France, Mikael Laurent and Sophie Bernard.