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BLOG: Dallastown's Koons named MVP at tennis event

Steve Heiser
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Holden Koons is living up to the hype.

The heralded boys' tennis player entered his freshman season at Dallastown High School with great expectations.

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Thus far, he's lived up to them.

On Saturday at the State College Invitational, Koons was named the tournament's most valuable player.

Playing at No. 1 singles, Koons won his semifinal match vs. State College's Matt Whirley, 6-3, 6-2. Then in the finals, Koons downed Lower Merion's Mathew Chen, 6-4, 3-6, 10-2.

Koons helped Dallastown to a second-place team finish behind Lower Merion. State College was third and Wyoming Seminary was fourth.

Koons has yet to lose a match with the Wildcats.

Dallastown freshman expected to excel in boys' tennis

Dallastown's Hunter Jones and David Trimmer each finished third at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively.

In doubles, the Dallastown teams of Tyler Lilie/Nate Swartz (No. 1), Jonathan Burns/Sachin Venkatesh (No. 2) and Logan Maddox/Tamer El-Maghrabi (No. 3) each finished second. The No. 4 Dallastown doubles team of Sebastian May/Nich Istvanic took third.