SAN MARINO — It takes no less than a few moments or a few yards to notice the various differences in style and play between San Marino High junior Robert Carter and sophomore Danny Gealer.
The 6-foot-3 Carter thrives on physicality and power and isn't bashful letting out a "let's go" cheer that's been known to travel from the tennis courts out onto Huntington Drive.
As for the 5-8 Gealer, perhaps there's no one better at quietly hitting corners and edges all over the court with a speed that eventually frustrates most opponents.
Maybe that's why both players combined to form the area's most lethal pair and were unanimously selected as the All-Area Boys' Tennis Doubles Team of the Year by the sports editors and writers of the Pasadena Sun, La Cañada Valley Sun, Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader.
"A lot of good teams have partners who are kind of opposites," Gealer said. "I think we definitely are, but we work well together as a team."