The lowest seed remaining in the tournament is No. 45 Dutch side Christiaan Varenhorst and Maarten van Garderen, who made their way to the quarters with a win over Cuban Olympians Nivaldo Diaz/Sergio Gonzalez.
Nick Lucena (left) celebrates with his teammate Phil Dalhausser (right) after the two finish off their win over Australia.
The Round of 32 has been set on the men’s side following pool play and the Lucky Loser matches.
Mexico’s Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros were of the last four team’s into the Round of 32 without having to play through the Lucky Loser’s matches. The pair beat Brazil’s Evandro/Andre in pool play.
The upset of the tournament thus far came in Wednesday’s Pool A finale as top seeded Alvaro Filho and Saymon Barbosa were edged by Cuba’s Sergio Gonzalez and Nivaldo Diaz in three sets.
USA’s Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena roll through Poland’s Mariusz Prudel and Kacper Kujawiak in straight sets to take Pool C 2-0, (21-12, 21-19).
All 48 men’s teams have now played two matches, with 21 remaining undefeated. All 12 of the top seeds in the tournament are unscathed through two matches.
After splitting up with long time partner April Ross, Kerri Walsh Jennings sought out to find a replacement, she had her eyes set on collegiate star, Sara Hughes.
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Alison (above)/Bruno Schmidt, the defending Olympic Champions, were dominant in their tournament opener on Saturday.