The “A-team” has been exactly that in Tokyo, going 5-0 and dropping just one set total in the beach volleyball tournament.
Team USA’s April Ross and Alix Klineman will look to keep the streak going in the semifinals, where a win would place them in the gold medal match against either Australia or Latvia.
Having won silver in 2012 and bronze in 2016, the experienced Ross — the only player left in the tournament with an Olympic medal to her name — is competing for the elusive gold. Any medal would be the first for Klineman, who recently made the shift from indoor to beach volleyball.
The duo beat Germany 21-19, 21-19 in straight sets to reach the semifinal game against Switzerland, who narrowly beat out Brazil in the quarterfinals.
Viewers can stream the match on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.
Beach volleyball star April Ross will be heading to the Tokyo Olympics with partner Alix Klineman, and she says finding that perfect partner is a lot like dating. “You end up texting people just saying, ‘Hey, what’s your plan? Do you want to get on the sand and try out? Maybe we should sit down and talk,” said Ross.