HANOVER -- One team overwhelmed its opponent with machine-like precision from the opening toss to the closing point.
The other team had to grind out a tense, three-set victory.
Both performances were rewarded with a York-Adams League doubles championship.
Dallastown's Adam Gante and Andy Murray won the Class AAA title by defeating South Western's Anthony Miserendino and Brandon Stremmel, 6-1, 6-0.
Meanwhile, on a nearby court at South Western High School, Susquehannock's Kaltrin Ballaj and Zach Hanson rallied to defeat York Suburban's Michael Hogg and David Lee in the Class AA final, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 7-5.
Gante and Murray completed their quest for a doubles crown with an almost flawless performance.
"Adam and I have been working toward the county final for two seasons since when we were sophomores and came here and got bronze (medals)," Murray said. "We felt if we got there (the title match), we were going to take care of business."
The Wildcats' duo, which came in seeded No. 1, needed just 50 minutes to complete their mission vs. the third-seeded Mustangs.
"The biggest thing was our returns (of serve)," Murray said. "They had good serves, and we were just focusing on hitting the ball back with pace. Those returns are tough to handle if you hit hard balls."
Gante and Murray lost the third game of the first set then won 10 games in a row to close out the match.
"We have good chemistry, and we like playing together," Gante said. "My serve and Andy at the net is probably our favorite."
Gante added to his collection of York-Adams singles and doubles medals, but this one was special.
"My first gold out of five medals," Gante said. "Andy and I were on fire today. We're taking this match into districts with us."
Class AA: Bullaj and Hanson, the No. 3-seeded team, had quite a day, knocking off top-seeded Biglerville in the semifinals and No. 2-seed York Suburban in the final.
"I thought we were going to lose to Biglerville," Bullaj said candidly. "They didn't play their best, and we stepped up. It (winning that match) made us feel we could actually win it (the championship)."
The Warriors duo did exactly that even after losing the first set of the title match.
"We started coming to the net more and tried to finish off the points," Bullaj said when asked what changes he and his partner made following the opening set. "I have good groundstrokes, and he (Hanson) has good volleys."
Bullaj and Hanson rolled through the second set to set up the third-and-deciding set.
The Susquehannock pair fell behind in that set, too, but answered by winning four straight games to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 5-3 advantage.
Hogg and Lee responded by taking the next two games to even the set at 5-5. Hanson held his serve for a 6-5 lead and delivered the game-winning point on a volley.
The 12th game stood 30-all when Bullaj put away an overhead to give his team a match point. The Warriors cashed it in when a Suburban groundstroke went long.
"I think we were good at volleying today, and during the season, we didn't do well at volleying," Hanson said. "It means a lot winning this. After getting fifth in singles, I wanted to do good in doubles and make it to districts. Being my senior year, I wanted to go out with a win."
Bullaj, a junior, will be back next year. Hopefully, the right shoulder which he injured this season, will be pain free by that time.
"I take Advil every match. It (the shoulder) still hurts," he said.
Bullaj wasn't going to let that keep him from joining with Hanson in the doubles tournament.
Reach Dick VanOlinda at dvanolinda@yorkdis patch.com or 505-5407.