The AVP is heading back to the beach with a bunch of new teams and a lot more tournaments for them to figure things out.
Two of Team USA's pairs fell in their round of 16 matches.
The American team of Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes were ousted from the Olympic beach volleyball tournament by Canada.
Belarus track sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya says her Olympic team officials tried to remove her from Japan in a dispute that led to a standoff Sunday evening at Haneda Airport in Tokyo.
Team USA's ninth-seeded Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil finally fell after a controversial call in their round of 16-match loss to Canada.
Americans Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil have made themselves known as the potential future of American beach volleyball in Tokyo.
After their third preliminary victory, Olympic newcomers Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes set a course to challenge veterans April Ross and Alix Klineman.
After the U.S.' Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil defeat Brazil and top Pool D, could a match-up with compatriots April Ross and Alix Klineman be in the cards?
Caeleb Dressel is expected to be the star of Day 7 at the Tokyo Games as he seeks his third gold medal in Friday night coverage of the Olympics.
Kelly Claes, 25, and Sarah Sponcil, 24 -- the youngest U.S. beach volleyball pair ever -- dominated the Kenyan duo Gaudencia Makokha and Brackcides Khadambi in their second preliminary victory, 21-8, 21-6.
Brazil's Ana Patricia and Rebecca were surprised by Latvia's Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka on Tuesday, shaking up women's beach volleyball's Pool D.
American beach duo tested in Olympic debut
Three-time beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings was defeated in her bid to reach the Olympics for a sixth time when she and partner Brooke Sweat lost in a qualifying match in Ostrava, Czech Republic.