(CBS/AP) LONDON- One streak is over. Two-time defending Olympic beach volleyball gold medalists Kerri Walsh-Jennings and Misty May-Treanor lost their first Olympic set ever on Wednesday.
The Americans lost the first set of their preliminary round match against sisters Stefanie and Doris Schwaiger of Austria 21-17 on Wednesday night, the first lost set in three Olympics. But they came back to win the second set 21-8 and took the third 15-10 to remain unbeaten in this and every other trip to the Olympics.
Walsh-Jennings,33, and May-Treanor, 35, won seven straight matches in Athens and again in Beijing to collect a pair of gold medals. They also won their first two matches in London. That's 16 matches and 32 sets in all.
Beach volleyball is best of three sets, the first two to 21 and the last to 15.