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Ty Loomis (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Hans Stolfus (Costa Mesa, Calif.) topped Cubans Francisco Alvarez Cutino and Leonel Munder 21-13, 17-21, 15-13 during the Pan American Games semifinal round Saturday afternoon at Copacabana Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The victory assures the American duo the first U.S. medal in mens beach volleyball during the history of the Pan American Games.

The U.S. will face Brazil in the gold medal match on Sunday at 3 p.m. In the other semifinal, top-seed and host Brazil defeated Canada 21-15, 21-16. The bronze medal match between Canada and Cuba will be contested on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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