Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson are on a four-tournament winning streak, but the top-seeded pair at the AVP Championships beach volleyball tournament in Huntington Beach have their work cut out for them this weekend.
Gibb admitted that a winning streak of this magnitude is something that "just never happens" in beach volleyball.
Gibb and Patterson fell to Brad Keenan and John Mayer, 21-19, 12-21, 15-13, Saturday morning and must work their way through the loser's bracket to earn a shot at a fifth consecutive title.
They play an afternoon match against 11th-seeded Casey Jennings and Nils Nielsen to begin their comeback attempt.
The double-elimination event concludes Sunday with the women's championship match at 3 p.m. PT and the men's final at 4 p.m. Pacific time. The finals will be televised live by CBS Sports Network.