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Beach bedlam: Austrian volleyball teams upset Brazil, Team USA duos

Beach Volleyball - Olympics: Day 3

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 08: Bruno Schmidt Oscar of Brazil hits as Clemens Doppler of Austria attempts to block during the Men’s Beach Volleyball preliminary round Pool A match on Day 3 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Wow, beach volleyball. Wow.

The top-seeded Brazilian pairing of Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt lost in pool play on Monday at the Rio Olympics. So did American No. 2 pairing Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson.

For those upsets to happen alone are one thing, but to happen together at the hands of one country is a headline grabber.

Austria’s Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst stunned Alison and Bruno 21-23, 21-16, 13-15 on Monday, making waves in Rio.

Just a couple hours later, it was Austrian countrymen Alexander Huber and Robin Seidl who scored and upset, and they only needed two sets to dispatch Gibb and Patterson.

For the Americans, it’s onto a Pool F finale match Wednesday against Spain’s Adrian Gavira and Pablo Herrera.

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