Miguel Ascencio and Ryan Farrell had an opportunity to become the first Peters Township doubles team to win a WPIAL title in 14 years.
After all, the juniors were the No. 2 seed heading into the WPIAL Class AAA tournament and showed last year they could pull off an upset as needed when they defeated top-seeded Cooper and Michael Kann of Shady Side Academy in the second round.
Only this time, Ascencio and Farrell ended up being the ones who were upset. And, ironically, it happened against a team from Shady Side Academy.
After an easy first match against Alex Ferraccio and Drake Neumann of Kiski Area, Peters Township found itself in a battle with No. 7 Naman Dua and Tanay Kumta. At the end, though, it was Shady Side Academy that pulled out a 10-8 pro-set-format win and, eventually, finished second and earned a spot in the state finals.