Newcomers making presence known at 2012 Mixed Doubles
In 8 a.m. action, New York's team of Danielle Buchbinder and Michael Rupp (both of Buffalo, N.Y.), playing in their first U.S. Mixed Doubles Championship, scored two points in overtime to defeat Seattle's Andrew Ernst and Jennifer Westhagen, 9-7. The win evened the record for the New York duo at 1-1. Buchbinder and Rupp fell behind after Ernst and Westhagen scored four points in the fourth end to take a 6-4 advantage. Three consecutive ends of singles gave the lead back to Buchbinder and Rupp, who scored one more in the extra end.
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