Kerri Walsh and Misty May kick off beach volleyball at night

The information below comes straight from the USA Volleyball website. Kerri Walsh, who grew up in Scotts Valley, and Misty May-Treanor will hold down Centre Court late Saturday here, but early Saturday at home in Santa Cruz. Their match will be immediately preceded by a men’s match featuring the USA’s Sean Rosenthal and Jake Gibbs vs. Chiya/Goldschmit of Russia:

Two-time Olympic gold medalists Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh will begin their quest for a third straight championship on July 28 at 11 p.m. local time (3 p.m. PT) at Horse Guards Parade against Nathalie Cook of Australia and Tamsin Hinchley of Australia.

The schedule for the beach volleyball competition at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was confirmed by the FIVB, LOCOG and the Olympic Broadcasting Services on Friday following the drawing of lots on Thursday in Klagenfurt, Austria.

On the men’s side, 2008 Olympic gold medalists Phil Dalhausser (Ormond Beach, Fla.) and Todd Rogers (Santa Barbara, Calif.) will start the defense of their title on Sunday (July 29) when they play Japan‘s Kentaro Asahi and Katsuhiro Shiratori at 10 p.m. local time (2 p.m. PT).

Women‘s and men’s matches will be mixed throughout the preliminary phase of the beach volleyball competition, which will run over six days with three sessions per day (09:00-12:50, 14:30-18:20, 20:00-23:50), and four matches per session except for the final day of pool play on Thursday, Aug. 2 when there will be six matches in session two.

The preliminary phase will then be followed by the knock out final phase, starting with two days of round of 16 matches followed by the quarterfinals and then the semifinals on August 7 and the medal matches on Aug. 8 and 9 for women and men respectively.

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