HANOVER -- This time, Dallastown's John Schmitt and Payce Berridge didn't need a miracle comeback.
No need to fight off a match point or to rally from a 5-2 deficit in the third set before securing a victory.
Schmitt and Berridge repeated their regular-season triumph over South Western's Anthony Miserendino and Quinn Meyer on Wednesday to capture the York-Adams Class AAA Doubles Championship.
The Dallastown duo played their best match of the season, scoring a 6-1, 6-3 victory.
In the Class AA final, Biglerville's Cole Herzing and Evan Foster defeated York Catholic's Adam Hack and Matthew Koury, 6-4, 6-1.
Schmitt and Berridge never trailed in the rematch and lost their serve just one time in the two sets.
"As a doubles team, our guys are stronger than as individuals," Dallastown head coach Mark Koons said. "In the first match this year (against Miserendino and Meyer), for a long stretch, we were way too defensive. To beat a top doubles team, you have to win points because they're not going to lose them."
The players got their coach's message about going on the attack.
"The whole tournament, we wanted to finish points quickly," Schmitt said. "Our aggressiveness was definitely a factor in us winning, Also, we served well. That helped us win."
After losing serve in the fourth game of the first set, the Wildcats held serve the rest of the way.
Meanwhile, Schmitt and Berridge broke South Western's serve four times in the first set and one time in the second set, at 4-3.
"My returns (of serve) were low to the net, which made it hard for them to put balls away," Berridge said. "You have to give them credit. They're both great players. (Miserendino and Meyer finished one-two in the York-Adams singles tournament). John and I, we pick each other up."
Schmitt and Berridge succeeded former Dallastown teammates Adam Gante and Andy Murray as AAA doubles champions.
"It means a lot to succeed them because they were great players," Schmitt said. "It's nice that Dallastown gets to keep the doubles title."
Class AA: Biglerville's Herzing and Foster captured the AA crown after surviving a huge challenge from York Suburban's Michael Hogg and Elliot Diehl in the semifinals.
Herzing, this year's AA singles champion, and Foster trailed 5-3 in the third set, but rallied to win the set and the match in a tie-breaker (7-1).
The Canners also fell behind in the first set of the final, 3-2 before winning four of the set's next six games.
Herzing and Foster then broke a 1-1 tie in the second set by running off five straight games to grab the title.
York Catholic's Hack and Koury were the first Fighting Irish boys' team to reach the doubles championship match. Hack and Koury scored a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 comeback victory over Delone Catholic's Adam Fisher and Matt Juchno in the semifinals.
"We talked before the (championship) match about capitalizing on momentum (from the semifinal)," York Catholic head coach Paige Mundy said. "Credit to Biglerville, particularly Evan (Foster). He really played well, and his service games were challenging for us."
Despite coming up short in the final, the two York Catholic seniors had a terrific run in their careers.
"They epitomized what a doubles team should be when it came to moving forward and being aggressive," Mundy said. "Our boys stayed really composed after losing the first set of the semifinal, but in the final, Biglerville's guys, they elevated their games."
-- Reach Dick VanO linda at dvanolin email@example.com.