Brad Fuller and Sam O'Dea's campaign in the men's beach volleyball tournament at this year's Commonwealth Games has ended in the quarter-finals following a tight loss to Rwanda on Saturday morning.
Fuller and O'Dea went down 2-0 [18-21, 19-21] in the 44 minute game in Birmingham, with early deficits proving too much for the Kiwis to claw back.
O'Dea entered the event as a bronze medallist from 2018 having previously played with his brother Ben.
New Zealand still has a chance to claim a beach volleyball medal with Alice Zeimann and Shaunna Polley yet to play their quarterfinal in the women's competition against England.
Zeimann and Polley play later Saturday morning NZT.