Naman Dua and Tanay Kumata had their moments in the PIAA Class AAA doubles tournament.
At the end of the day, though, they could not pull off the kind of upsets that got them into the finals in the first place.
Dua and Kumata, the WPIAL runners-up as the No. 7 seed entering the tournament, defeated the District 2 champions, Devin Paulison and Kevin Osczepinski, 6-2, 6-2, in the first round of the event on Friday at Hershey Racquet Club. But they could not get past the fourth-place team from District 1, Will Frigerio and Josh Taylor of Radnor, who came away with a relatively easy, 6-3, 7-6 (7-2) win in the quarterfinals.
Still, both player, Dua, a freshman, and Kumata, a junior, became the fourth consecutive WPIAL runner-up to win a first round match at the state tournament. And they gained valuable experience for a run next season.