Holding serves and trading points and games back and forth, the Americans and the Germans battled for gold in the mixed doubles final Saturday at Dema Tennis Center.
Then the Germans broke a serve from Americans Daniel and Emily Hangstefer and rallied to win the second set, the match, and the gold medal, 6-3, 6-3.
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.