Saturday, June 5, 2010

Team looks good starting individual play

Today's competition began with BC2 athlete Brigid Mason facing off against Korean athlete Soyeong Jeong who is ranked 10th in the world. Brigid was up 1 - 0 after the first end but lost her match 1 - 15 after Ms. Jeong played long. Her second match of the day was a 1 - 7 defeat to Peter Hudecek of Slovak Republic. Brigid was able to put the ball on the jack in two ends however Peter was able to bust it up to gain the advantage.

The match of the day was 9th world ranked USA athlete Austin Hanson vs. 36th World Ranked USA athlete Sam Williams. Williams battled hard and played strategically ultimately losing to Hanson 11 - 0. Both Williams and Hanson take on Colombia and Hong Kong over the next two days.

New athlete Lee Lobmeyer played an excellent match against 7th ranked Luis Ferreira da Silva of Portugal and although she did not win the match, she held her opponent to 5 points losing 1 - 6.

All USA BC3 athletes are poised to advance out of their pool.

TJ Hawker, Jennifer Jay and Andy Olivarez will begin their individual matches tomorrow after today's day of rest.

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