Duluth Curling Club members John Shuster and Cory Christensen improved to 2-0 in the World Mixed Doubles Championship with a 9-3 victory over Latvia's Santa Blumberga and Ritvars Gulbis on Sunday at Stavanger, Norway.
The U.S. team scored three points in each of the first two ends and went on to claim victory after seven ends at Sormarka Arena.
Team USA faces Greece this morning in Group F round-robin play.
• The U.S. senior women defeated Australia 9-3 on Sunday to even their round-robin record at 1-1 in the World Senior Championships at Stavanger.
Margie Smith's team, which features Silver Bay's Norma O'Leary, scored six points in the first three ends to ease to victory. The Americans play Russia and Hong Kong today.
"You always want to start out with a win, but we still feel really good about our chances this week," O'Leary said in a news release. "Considering that we came out really strong (Saturday) and had a pretty bad fifth end, we wanted to make sure we didn't let our guard down today."