Tennys Sandgren, Austin Krajicek lose in Olympic semifinals

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Former University of Tennessee tennis player Tennys Sandgren and doubles partner Austin Krajicek lost in a Tokyo Olympics semifinal match Thursday.

Team USA’s duo fell in straight sets to the Croatian tandem of Mate Pavic and Nicola Mektic, 6-4,6-4.

Sandgren and Krajieck will play for the bronze medal on Friday, facing New Zealand’s Michael Venus and Marcus Daniell.

In the semifinals, Team USA’s doubles team had eight service errors and committed three double faults.

Sangren and Krajicek struggled on their first serves, converting just 35 of their 51 attempts. The American duo failed to break Pavic and Mektic in the match. Sandgren and Krajicek had their serve broken twice in the Croatian duo’s eight attempts.