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May 17, 2014

Team of Mancuso and Atallah wins NFL doubles tournament

Team of Mancuso and Atallah wins NFL doubles tournament

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Tonawanda News — Mock and Corrao answered every point with a great shot of their own, leading to a 40-40 deuce. 

Mancuso and Atallah would get the advantage by hitting a perfectly placed shot on the back corner or splitting the defenders with a superbly timed smash. 

But, Mock and Corrao kept answering, even getting three advantages of their own. The teams played 12 straight deuces until Ken-West managed to string two points together for the win.

Mancuso and Atallah won the first set 6-0, though the game was much more competitive than the score showed. Nearly every game came to a deuce. 

In the second set, Grand Island quickly took the the first game. The Vikings started to build momentum but were dashed when Ken-West took the second game. 

The teams traded games back and forth over the next three games. Down 2-3, Mancuso and Atallah kicked it into overdrive, taking the next four games to be crowned champions. 

Both Grand Island and Kenmore West teams qualified for the Section VI doubles tournament in Lancaster. The tournament will take place Tuesday at 3 p.m.

“It feels great to get the win,” said Atallah. “I went to sectionals last year and it’s good to be going back with Niko.”

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