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Dalhausser And Lucena Win First Match In Rio

By Craig Bohnert | Aug. 07, 2016, 5:55 p.m. (ET)

Phil Dalhausser high fives teammate Nicholas Lucena during the men's beach volleyball preliminary round Pool C match against Mohamed Arafat Naceur and Choaib Belhaj Salah of Tunisia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on Aug. 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.


Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena won their opening match of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a 2-0 (21-7, 21-13) victory over Tunisia's Mohamed Arafet Naceur and Choaib Belhaj Salah Sunday afternoon at the Beach Volleyball Arena on Copacabana Beach. 

The Americans next play at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, against Mexico's Juan Ramon Virgen Pulido and Rodolfo Lombardo Ontiveros Gomez. 

Earlier in the day, Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat lost their opening match to Poland's Kinga Kolosinska and Monika Brzostek 2-1 (14-21, 21-13, 15-7). They will face Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Rocha of Brazil at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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