TEAM USA AT THE
PARAPAN AMERICAN GAMES
The red, white and blue flew proudly in Lima, Peru at the 2019 Parapan American Games.
Each member of the six-player contingent from Team USA came home with at least one medal, giving the US the most hardware overall in the tennis event.
American No. 1 Dana Mathewson took home a team-best two on the women's side. Mathewson and Emmy Kaiser took home gold in women’s doubles after beating the Colombian team of Angelica Bernal and Johana Martinez 6-3, 7-5, in the final match.
The San Diego native also bested her doubles partner 6-3, 7-5, to win the bronze in singles.
"I'd never been to a Parapan Games before, so I didn't really have expectations for myself," Mathewson said. "To come away with two medals, and much less a gold one, is really exciting and gives you a lot of confidence."
Adding to the haul of medals was Bryan Barten, Chris Herman, Casey Ratzlaff and David Wagner. ADVERTISEMENT Wagner and Barten won the silver and bronze, respectively, in the men's quad singles, while Herman and Ratzlaff won the silver in men's doubles.
Team USA at the Parapan American Games
2019 (Lima, Peru)
Gold: Emmy Kaiser and Dana Mathewson, women's doubles
Silver: Christopher Herman and Casey Ratzlaff, men's doubles
Silver: David Wagner, quad singles
Bronze: Dana Mathewson, women's singles
Bronze: Bryan Barten, quad singles
2015 (Toronto, Canada)
Silver: Jon Rydberg, men's singles
Silver: Kaitlyn Verfuerth, women's singles
Bronze: Emmy Kaiser, women's singles
Bronze: Emmy Kaiser and Kaitlyn Verfuerth, women's doubles
2011 (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Gold: Mackenzie Soldan, women's singles
Gold: Jon Rydberg and Stephen Welch, men's doubles
Gold: Mary Kaiser and Mackenzie Soldan, women's doubles
Silver: Mary Kaiser, women's singles
Bronze: Stephen Welch, men's singles