By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian double Alison and Harley claimed silver in the last Grand Slam of the 2009 Beach Volleyball season, in Klagenfurt, Austria. The final was played against U.S. duo Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser, current Olympic Champions.

The Americans won the first set by 21/19. In the second set, the Brazilian duo reacted, winning by 12/21. However, in the tiebreaker, the Americans performed better, winning by 15/12.

Despite the loss, Alison and Harley managed to climb one position in the season's ranking and now lead with 5,120 . . .

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