Dropkin (Southborough, Mass.) and teammate Marina Verenich of Russia defeated Sweden's Johanna Heldin and New Zealand's Luke Steele highlighted by consistent shot-making by the winning side. Dropkin and Verenich now move on to the quarterfinals at 5 p.m. today where they'll face Canada's Corryn Brown and Austria's Martin Reichel.
"It's been a pretty good experience. We played well today," Dropkin said. "Some ends we were in trouble and came out a little rocky and made some nice shots at the end and things sometimes go our way."
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