Curling

CBC Sports - Monday Feb. 10, 2014 13:49 ET

Brad Jacobs' rink upset as Canada falls to Swiss

Swiss steal 3 in 5th end

Brad Jacobs falls to the Swiss
Not a good start to the round robin for the Brad Jacobs rink. (Jung Yeon-Je/Getty)

Skip Brad Jacobs and Team Canada suffered a surprise loss on the first day of curling competition in Sochi, losing 5-4 to Switzerland on Monday.

"It was pretty ugly, to be honest," Jacobs said.

Canada's second draw started off slow, with four straight blank ends.  But the Swiss, skipped by Sven Michel, stole three in the fifth to take control.

Michel missed a crucial shot in the sixth, allowing Jacobs to score two in response.

But the teams swapped singles in the following ends, leaving Canada with a 1-1 record. 

Earlier Monday, the Jacobs rink opened the competition with a win, 11-8 over Germany.

In other results from session 2 of the round robin, Sweden beat Great Britain 8-4, Norway defeated the U.S. 7-4 and Denmark topped Russia 10-9.

Canada's next test comes on Tuesday with a draw against the undefeated Swedes.

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