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Dallastown's Holden Koons continued to display his dominance on the tennis court over the weekend.

Dallastown's Holden Koons won the No. 1 singles competition over the weekend at the State College Invitational.

The sophomore won the No. 1 singles competition at the State College Invitational, knocking off Lower Marion's Sean Attebery in three sets in the championship match.

The match against Attebery provided Koons with one of the toughest matches in his high school career to date. After Koons split the first two sets, 6-2, 3-6, Koons and Attebery went the distance and then some in the third. The third set got to 6-6, forcing a tiebreaker, which Koons ultimately prevailed in, 11-9. A typical tiebreaker is played to seven, but you must win by two points.

In order to get to the finals, Koons had to knock off Eamon Gibbons of Wyoming Seminary, 6-0, 6-1.

Koons won the District 3 Class 3-A singles championship as a freshman.

Other Dallastown results: Dallastown's Hunter Jones captured third at No. 2 singles, defeating Wyoming Seminary's Andrew Kim, 6-1, 6-1 in the third-place match. The Wildcats' Jonathan Butler matched Jones' result at No. 3 singles, knocking off Michael Kim of Wyoming Seminary in the third-place match, 6-1, 6-2.

In doubles, Dallastown's No. 1 team of David Trimmer and Nick Istvanic came in second, losing in the finals to Lower Merion's Jarod Rbinson and Jordan Robinson, 6-4, 7-6 (2). In No. 2 doubles, the Wildcats' pairing of Tyler LIlie and Logan Maddox won the competition, knocking off Harrison Axlerod and Ashe Adebamgbe of Lower Merion in the finals, 7-6 (6), 7-5.

As a team, Dallastown finished second with 10 points, two points back of champion Lower Merion.