Holden Koons is living up to the hype.

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

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'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.

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