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Day 4: Beach volleyball recap

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Women’s preliminary: Pavan/Bansley (CAN) vs. Heidrich/Zumkehr (SUI) 

11:00 p.m. ET REPLAY

The Canadians struck with three ace serves in the first set, leading 13-8 into the first technical time out. Pavan/Bansley took the first set 21-18. Canada returned to top Switzerland in the second set, winning their second pool play match 21-18, 21-18 to close Day 4 of the Olympic beach volleyball tournament. 

Men’s preliminary: Semenov/Krasilnikov (RUS) vs. Grimalt M./Grimalt E. (CHI)

10:00 p.m. ET REPLAY 

Russia’ Semenov/Krasilnikov capped off Day 4 men’s event with a 21-17, 21-14 sweep of Chilean cousins Marco and Esteban Grimalt. 

Men’s preliminary: Nicolai/Lupo (ITA) vs. Naceur. Ma/Belhaj. C (TUN)

9:00 p.m. ET REPLAY

The Italian men beat Tunisia in straight sets 21-17, 21-13. The Tunisians end their second round of pool play with no wins. The win over Naceur. Ma/Balhaj.C marks the Nicolai/Lupo's first pool play victory. 

Women’s preliminary: Borger/Buthe (GER) vs. Van Gestel/Van der Vlist (NED)

8:00 p.m. ET REPLAY

Germany’s Borger/Buthe swept Van Gestel/Van der Vlist of the Netherlands in straight sets 21-19, 21-14.

Women’s preliminary: Ludwig/Walkenhorst (GER) vs. Broder/Valjas (CAN)

5:30 p.m. ET REPLAY

Fourth-seeded Germans Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst topped Canada’s Broder/Valjas 21-17, 21-11. The German women are now 2-0 in pool play while Canada is 1-1.

Men’s preliminary: Nummerdor/Varenhorst (NED) vs. Fijalek/Prudel (POL)

4:30 p.m. ET REPLAY

Nummerdor/Varenhorst beat Poland’s Fijalek/Prudel 21-17, 19-21, 15-9. The Dutch men are now unbeaten in pool play while Poland is down 0-2.

Women’s preliminary: Fendrick/Sweat (USA) vs. Larissa/Talita (BRA)

3:30 p.m. ET REPLAY

Top-seeded Brazilian duo Larissa/Talita topped USA’s Fendrick/Sweat 21-16, 21-13. The U.S. women are now 0-2 in pool play while the Brazilian have won both of their preliminary matches.

Men’s preliminary: Samoilovs/Smedins (LAT) vs. Diaz/Gonzalez (CUB)

2:30 p.m. ET REPLAY

Both Latvia and Cuba won in their opener and looked to secure a second to increase the odds of advancing out of pool play. Teams tied for the ninth time at 19-19 after three lead changes. The Cubans took the first set 23-21. The ninth-seeded Latvians took the second set 21-19 to send to match into a third and final set. Diaz/Gonzalez, the tournament’s 21-seed, pulled another stunning upset in pool play to win their second match 23-21, 19-21, 15-9.

Women’s preliminary: Kolosinska/Brzostek (POL) vs. Ukolova/Birlova (RUS)

12:00 p.m. ET REPLAY

The Polish women took the first set 21-19 against Russia’s Ukolova/Birlova. Poland held a slight lead early in the second set to win 21-19, 21-18.

Women’s preliminary: Menegatti/Giombini (ITA) vs. Elghobashy/Nada (EGY)

11:00 a.m. ET REPLAY

Menegatti/Giombini topped Egypt’s Elghobashy/Nada in straight sets 21-10, 21-13. Italy now has one win, one loss in the preliminary round while the the Egyptian women are down two matches. 

Men’s preliminary: Dalhausser/Lucena (BRA) vs. Virgen/Ontiveros (MEX)

10:00 a.m. ET REPLAY

The U.S. men took the first set 21-14, ending on a 5-1 scoring run against Mexico’s Virgen/Ontiveros. Dalhausser/Lucena took the lead in the second set with the Mexican men trailing by two points. The U.S. men won the second set, finishing 21-14, 21-17. Dalhausser/Lucena now have two preliminary match wins while Virgen/Ontiveros have one loss, one win. 

Men’s preliminary: Pedro Solberg/Evandro (BRA) vs. Schalk/Saxton (CAN)

9:00 a.m. ET REPLAY

Brazil’s Pedro Solberg/Evando were the first team to take to the sands to kick off the action on Day 4. The Brazilian duo had the support of fans who cheered on the host team and audibly booed when Canadians. The Canadians took a slight lead until the Brazilian men tied at 11-11, thanks to an ace from Evandro. Pedro Solberg/Evandro took the first set 21-17. The Canadians rallied by in the second, winning the set 21-18. In the third and final set, Canada topped Brazil 17-21, 21-18, 16-14 to win their second match of pool play. The Brazilian men have two losses and no wins in the pool play while Canada has one loss, one win.

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