Chris Hanson strikes the ball in the mixed doubles final. (image: Roberto Maya)
Chris Hanson retrieves from the back corner in the mixed doubles final. (image: Roberto Maya)

U.S. Mixed Doubles team Maria Elena Ubina & Chris Hanson earned silver medals at the Pan American Olympic Festival after losing in the final against top-seeded Colombians Catalina Palaez & Miguel Angel Rodriguez Wednesday night in Toluca, Mexico.

Rodriguez, world No. 13 and gold medal winner of the Men’s individual competition, and Trinity College Alum Palaez clinched another Colombian gold medal with an 11-4, 11-9, victory.

Colombia’s Mixed doubles gold medalists Catalina Palaez & Miguel Angel Rodriguez. (image: Roberto Maya)

Ubina & Hanson’s silver medals add to Olivia Blatchford’s women’s individual bronze medal for Team USA.

The third and final competitions of the Pan American Olympic Festival, the Men’s and Women’s Team Championships, commence today with both U.S. sides entering Thursday’s pool play seeded.

The U.S. women top the competition as top seeds and will first face [4/6] seeds Colombia this afternoon, then [7/9] seeds Argentina this evening in Group A pool play.

On the men’s side, the U.S. is seeded [3/4] with Group D opponents Venezuela and Trinidad & Tobago Thursday.

Team play includes three players per team, with best of three overall match scoring.

Visit the Team USA Pan American Olympic Festival page for draws, player bios, blog posts, and follow the Team USA Squash Twitter account and Team USA Blog for updates throughout the rest of the tournament.

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Men’s Team Group D Pool Play, September 11:
2:00pm ET: [3/4] United States vs. [7/12] Venezuela
7:00pm ET: [3/4] United States vs. Trinidad & Tobago

Women’s Team Group A Pool Play, September 11:
4:30pm ET: [1] United States vs. [4/6] Colombia
9:30pm ET: [1] United States vs. [7/9] Argentina