Won By 15-year-old twins Alex and Scott Chun, arguably the most coincidence-laden high school doubles tennis match ever played. Fighting a case of double vision, the freshman duo beat twins Eric and Spencer MacColl 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 for the Marin County ( Calif.) title on May 5. All of the competitors were born at the same San Francisco hospital on Feb. 13—the MacColl brothers in 1988 and the Chuns in '89. "It's kind of freaky," says Alex, who attends Tamalpais High with his brother. "We looked across the net and saw two guys who looked the same. I guess that's what people see when they look at us."
During the match, which was played the afternoon of a full moon, both teams displayed twinlike telepathy—each MacColl said he had a premonition his brother would double fault during the match, and in each case it happened—and clonelike form. "Both teams were so in sync that it was almost as if they were doing a dance," says Carrie Zarraonandia, the tennis coach at Redwood High, where the MacColls are sophomores.
The pairs of identical twins grew up about 10 miles apart but didn't meet until three years ago at a tennis clinic. They got to talking and discovered they had a lot in common: They all love the Bryan brothers (the identical twins who play for the U.S. Davis Cup team), each shares a bedroom with his twin, and they all play stringed musical instruments. "It's pretty cool," Spencer says. "We've met brothers who play together but never twins." The MacColls and the Chuns have faced each other in singles matches, but their doubles showdown at the league finals was their first meeting as a foursome. "It kicked in that this was pretty freaky after we played them," Eric says. "And it got even weirder when we talked with them after the match. They were exactly the same. And I'm sure they were thinking the same thing about us. You know, I couldn't tell them apart."