Cassis and Malas are playing together at the Public Courts for a third straight year and won the boys 18 doubles draw last year.
Two years ago, they entered the men's open doubles competition and were dispatched of by the tandem of Neil Rajapakse and Scott Zent, one of the event's premier doubles teams.
Rajapakse and Zent were busy on Monday as well, knocking off Dominick Centofanti and Zachary Koenig at the same time Cassis and Malas were taking care of business.
Those two wins set up a rematch a couple of years in the making as the young players will get a shot to redeem themselves at 8 p.m. Wednesday. They hope the time between the teams' last matchups will prove beneficial.
"We ended up being better than the people they played in the semifinals, so we gave them a good match," Malas said of the 2011 match. "It was competitive but they were controlling the net on us. Hopefully we got a little bit older and we'll be able to play better against them - maybe take it to them."
Despite their tennis roots, neither Malas nor Cassis plans on playing tennis in college next year.
Malas will attend the University of Virginia and Cassis West Virginia University, with Cassis adding he might try his hand at club tennis.
Still, the Public Courts is an event both hope to return to for many years to come.
"I've been coming here since I was 6 or something and have been playing in it," Cassis said. "It's just great to see all the people come out old and young and even get people from out of state to play in it. It's a lot of fun."
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