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U.S. Men’s Teams Bow Out in Poland MYSLOWICE, Poland (April 28, 2012) – The U.S. men’s beach volleyball teams of Matt Fuerbringer/Nick Lucena and Jake Gibb/Sean Rosenthal both finished play at the Silesia Open. The two teams are battling for the second U.S. men’s beach volleyball berth at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Both were playing in the consolation bracket on Saturday after losing main draw matches.

Jake Gibb thinks things over after a loss to Brazil. (FIVB photo)

Second-ranked Fuerbringer and Lucena fell to Spain’s third-seeded Pablo Herrera and Adrian Gavira, 21-14, 19-21, 15-11 in 50 minutes. Fuerbringer and Lucena finished the tournament tied for seventh. Herrera and Gavira moved on to play the 13th-seeded Gibb and Rosenthal and defeated the U.S. pair, 21-19, 21-11 in 32 minutes. Gibb and Rosenthal finished the tournament tied for fifth. Fuerbringer and Lucena went into Poland leading Gibb and Rosenthal by 400 points in the race for the second spot on the U.S. Olympic beach volleyball team. Nick Lucena, left, and Casey Jennings, right, both play at the net. (FIVB photo)

The U.S. team of Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers the defending Olympic champion, has already secured enough points to qualify and did not play in the tournament. Two U.S. women’s teams competed on April 24-29 at the Sanya Open in China. Angie Akers and Brittany Hochevar finished 25th while Emily Day and Heather Hughes lost in qualifying. Men’s Results April 24-29: Silesia Open, Myslowice, Poland 1. Ricardo Santos and Pedro Cunha, Brazil 2. Marcio Araujo and Pedro Salgado, Brazil 3. Pablo Herrera and Adrián Gavira, Spain U.S. Results 5T. Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal 7T. Matt Fuerbringer and Nick Lucena 41T (QT). Casey Jennings and Billy Strickland

Nick Lucena, right, attacks against Spain’s Adrian Gavira. (FIVB photo)

Women’s Results April 24-29: Olympic Bay Sanya Open in China 1. Talita Da Rocha Antunes and Maria Antonelli, Brazil 2. Larissa Franca and Juliana Felisberta de Silva, Brazil 3. Chen Xue and Xi Zhang, China U.S. Results (No photos available) 25T. Angie Akers and Brittany Hochevar 41T (QT). Emily Day and Heather Hughes

Matt Fuerbringer, right, attacks against Spain’s Pablo Herrera. (FIVB photo)

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