Seeing Double: Van Cott twins pair-up for LG&T

By Travis Eldridge

July 12, 2013 Updated Jul 12, 2013 at 12:05 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The thing about tennis is in order to play, you need at least two. For one Unadilla duo finding a partner has never quite been a problem.

"Obviously if we didn't have each other, we wouldn't even be near here," said Ian Van Cott.

Brother's Alex and Ian Van Cott have been playing together since they were young. And they're more familiar with each other than most siblings. That's because, they're twins.

"You know playing with a different partner, you have to get used to what they do and what they like to do," said Alex. "But with him, I know exactly what he's going to do, I know what I'm going to get."

The two will be playing doubles in the LG&T Tennis Challenger this weekend, with Alex also competing in the singles qualifying draw. A moment the brothers who just finished their freshman season at Tulane, have been waiting for.

"Probably be a little nervous, but just try to stay loose and treat it like another match, " said Ian. "I feel like we earned our spot here just as much as anyone else did."

However, don't let their laid back demeanors fool you, these two disagree as much as any siblings out there.

"At the end of the day we get along most of the time," said Ian. "But there's been some pretty bad fights when we're practicing sometimes."

All the fights though will be put in the backcourt though, when this duo steps into the spotlight at Rec Park.

"Just playing doubles with my brother. It's definitely cool that we can share the experience together," said Alex. "Being so close, we've been playing together since we were seven years old so to get this far is pretty cool."

"I wouldn't want to play doubles in this with anyone else," Ian added. "Because I feel like he's been there for me, when I've been down and I've been there for him. That's how it works, you know."

One more thing about these two, their opponents will certainly be seeing double.