Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat will be asking, “What if?”, for a while.
Evgenia Ukolova and Ekaterina Birlova of Russia condemned Team USA’s No. 2 pairing to last place in Pool A, dashing their Olympic dreams with a 21-18, 24-26, 15-13 win on Thursday.
Larissa Franca and Talita Antunes of Brazil won the group, failing to drop a single set. Ukolova and Birlova finished third.