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Dallas Duo Battles Back To Claim District 2 Doubles Championship

By Tyler Piccotti, Staff WriterMay 17, 2019

KINGSTON — Dallas’ John Toussaint and Alex DeRome celebrated their District 2 Class 2A doubles championship shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday.

But the turning point that led to it didn’t even happen in the final match.

With the Mountaineers duo already down a set in its semifinal against Scranton Prep’s Matt Tressler and Harrison Oven, DeRome hit a soft return that had so much backspin it bounced back over the net to the Dallas side for a point. The fluky shot drew huge smiles from both DeRome and Toussaint, and the top seeds fed off that lighthearted moment the rest of the day.

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