One other American staff is out of the Olympic seashore volleyball event on the Tokyo Games.
A Qatari pair that’s ranked No. 1 on this planet beat Nick Lucena and 2008 gold medalist Phil Dalhausser 14-21, 21-19, 15-11 on Sunday within the first spherical of knockout play.
The Individuals reached the quarterfinals in Rio de Janeiro earlier than shedding to the eventual champions, Brazilians Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt.
Dalhausser and Lucena went 2-1 in round-robin play, shedding solely to a Dutch staff that received the world championships in 2013. That left them with a tricky matchup in opposition to Cherif Samba and Ahmed Tijan, who cruised by means of the preliminaries with out shedding a set.
The Individuals scored 4 straight factors within the first set to show a 6-5 edge right into a five-point lead and cruised to a 21-14 lead.
The U.S. ladies’s staff of Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes additionally misplaced in three units on Sunday after profitable the primary set. Canada’s Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson beat the U.S. pair 22-24, 21-18, 15-13 on the Shiokaze Park venue.
Sponcil and Claes trailed 11-6 within the first set however rallied to take their first lead at 19-18. They received it on their third set level when Bansley’s hit rolled throughout the web and landed on the toes of the chair umpire.
The Individuals scored the primary 5 factors of the second and led 10-4 earlier than Canada closed to 10-9 and took its first lead at 17-16. It was 19-17 when a profitable problem introduced Canada to double set level.
Canada appeared to take a 13-11 lead within the third set on a success that was initially dominated out. A problem declared the ball in, although replays appeared to indicate it missed the tape. Canada disputed the consequence, and on additional assessment, it was dominated out.
Wilkerson knocked down a go that received too near the web for a triple set level, and Canada received it when Wilkerson hit it over on two to a wide-open a part of the courtroom.
Claes and Sponcil entered the Video games as the most well liked staff on this planet, profitable the previous two occasions of the pandemic-extended qualifying interval to seize the second U.S. spot in Tokyo. Within the course of, they knocked out five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings.
The Related Press contributed to this report.