WATCH LIVE: USA beach duos Dalhausser/Lucena, Fendrick/Sweat wrap up group play

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There’s a pair of American duos hitting the sand in beach volleyball this afternoon, with differing degrees of desperation.

American No. 2 women’s duo Brooke Sweat and Lauren Fendrick have a real problem on their hands when they face Pool A’s other 0-2 side: Evgenia Ukolova and Ekaterina Khomyakova. Win, and it’s into the third place group. Lose, and out.

Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena are 2-0 and fine tuning things for the knockout rounds when they face an Italian side that knocked Dalhausser out of the running for gold in 2012.

2 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Fendrick/Sweat (USA) vs. Ukolova/Birlova (RUS)

3 p.m. EDT – WATCH LIVE – Dalhausser/Lucena (USA) vs. Nicolai/Lupo (ITA)