The Dallastown boys' tennis team will play for a District 3 Class 3-A championship on Thursday.
The second-seeded Wildcats punched their ticket to the championship match with a 4-1 semifinal triumph over sixth-seeded Cumberland Valley on Tuesday at Racquet Club West in Lancaster. It marked the second time this season that Dallastown got the best of Cumberland Valley after a 3-2 win earlier this spring.
The Wildcats improved to 14-1, while Cumberland Valley fell to 14-3. Tuesday's win assured Dallastown of a PIAA Class 3-A state playoff berth.
Dallastown will return to Racquet Club West on Thursday for the championship match against top-seeded Hershey (19-0). The Wildcats will hope to avenge a 4-1 defeat against Hershey on April 12.
Hershey advanced to the final with a 3-0 win over fourth-seeded Hempfield (15-3) on Tuesday.
In Tuesday's win over Cumberland Valley, Dallastown's Holden Koons cruised at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-1, while Sebastian May stormed back for three-set triumph at No. 3 singles (3-6, 6-4, 6-0).
Dallastown swept the doubles matches, but had to go three sets in both. Jack Lynam and Noah May won at No. 1 doubles (6-2, 3-6, 6-0) and Vincent Villani and Cameron Koons won at No. 2 doubles (6-2, 3-6, 7-5).
In the earlier loss vs. Hershey, Holden Koons provided Dallastown's only point.
Dallastown is looking for its first district boys' tennis title since 2006. Overall, the Wildcats own four district boys' tennis crowns. Hershey owns five district crowns.
Wildcats team seeded No. 4 in District 3 3-A doubles: In other boys' tennis news, Dallastown's team of Jonathan Burns and May is seeded No. 4 in the upcoming District 3 Class 3-A Boys' Tennis Doubles Tournament.
Burns and May recently captured the York-Adams 3-A doubles title.
The No. 1 seed in 3-A is Hershey's Dante Falcucci and Andy Chen, followed by Manheim Township's Tom Chairs and Carson Schreiber and Central Dauphin's Jason Kline and Sammy Schwab.
The other Y-A teams competing in 3-A doubles are Northeastern's Josh Sanderson and Lance Fries and New Oxford's Justin Gruver and Michael Pagnanelli.
There are also three Y-A teams in the 2-A doubles draw, including two from York Suburban: Liam Waterbury/Drew Thompson and Jordan Ohl/Tomasz Ziminski. Littlestown's Noah DeCampo and Ryan Appletown are also in the 2-A field.
The seeded 2-A teams are Wyomissing's Will Schreck and James Potteiger, Trinity's Mason Wagner and Adam Warren, Camp Hill's Spencer Landis and Alex Landis and Pequea Valley's Brady Burns and Devon Clemmer.
The district doubles tournaments are set for the Hershey Racquet Club on Friday and Saturday.