American teams win in beach volleyball

The United States team of Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser finished their Pool B schedule with a victory Thursday in men's beach volleyball.

The gold medalists from four years ago in Beijing, Rogers and Dalhauser defeated the Czech team of Premysl Kubala and Petr Benes, 21-13 and 21-15. The U.S. duo won Pool B and will move onto the second round.

Also winning on Thursday was the U.S. women's team of Jennifer Kessy and April Ross, who posted a 21-19, 19-21, 19-17 victory over Spain's Liliana Steiner and Elsa Baquerizo.

Kessy and Ross will face Simone Kuhn and Nadine Zumkehr of Switzerland in the Round of 16 on Friday.