Tokyo — April Ross and Alix Klineman’s American beach volleyball “Team A” have guaranteed at least their fourth match at the Tokyo Olympics.
The Southern California-based duo defeated long-time Spanish partners Liliana Fernandez and Elsa Bakeriso 21-13 and 21-16 on Tuesday morning (Monday’s PT). With one more match left in qualifying, it’s not worse than the first three-way tie that was defeated during the “Lucky Loser” match after round-robin.
Ross, who has already won silver (2012) and bronze (2016) medals at Newport Harbor High and USC’s three Olympics, and Kleinman (Mira Costa High) for the first time are Sannekaiser and Madelein Meppe. Friday playing Link’s Dutch team.
Ross and Kleinman defeated China’s Chen Snow and New King pair 21-17, 21-19 in the opening round of the Olympic Games on Sunday.
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