Beijing, China (Sports Network) - Howard Bach and Bob Malaythong, the lone USA badminton athletes remaining in the 2008 Olympic Games, dropped their quarterfinal match to the Chinese team of Yun Cai and Haifeng Fu two sets to none by scores of 21-9 and 21-10.
Despite the loss, the duo made history for the U.S. by advancing farther in an Olympic badminton tournament than any previous American.
Players from China represent three of the four semifinal spots in women's singles led by top seed Xie Xingfang. She beat former Chines international Xu Huaiwen in two sets.
The women's doubles final is set as Du Jing and Yu Yang of China will play Lee Hyojung and Lee Kyungwon of Korea.
Indonesia's top-seeded duo of Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan are through to the semifinals in men's doubles.
08/13 12:26:20 ET