United States' Rachael Adams (5) celebrates with teammates Kim Hill (15) and Kayla Banwarth (2) during a women's preliminary volleyball match against Puerto Rico at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


Longhorns in the Olympics: Day 1

Posted August 6th, 2016


Former Texas Longhorn Miguel Reyes Varela and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico defeated Great Britain’s Colin Fleming and Dominic Inglot 6-3, 6-0 in the first round of the men’s doubles draw at the Rio Olympics on Saturday.

Varela and Gonzalez had three service breaks in the second set to sweep the British duo and advance to the second round.

Varela, a former doubles All-American at Texas, is the first former UT tennis player to represent his country at the Olympics.


Women’s volleyball: Texas ex Rachael Adams helped the top-ranked U.S. volleyball team sweep Puerto Rico 25-17, 25-22, 25-17 in the preliminary round Saturday in Rio. Adams, a middle blocker, played in all three sets and had six kills and two blocks.

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