BOYS

1. Waynflete

The addition of freshman Patrick Ordway into a singles lineup that already included Brandon Thompson and Devin Van Dyke — two of the top five seeds in last year’s singles tournament — makes the Flyers prohibitive favorites to win a third straight Class C state title. 

2. Windham

The Eagles return six of their top seven from a team that four times came within a point of beating Lewiston for the Class A state title. Nate Johnson and Dan Crocker lead a stellar senior class that includes Dan McGovern, Kurt Stultz, Nick Rallis, Andy Brix and Sean Pennels. 

3. Falmouth

Regional finalist looking to return to the Class B state final for the fourth time in five years, Falmouth returns two of its top three singles players, seniors Nick Polko and Chad Prichard, as well as a quartet of experienced juniors: Tommy Bazarian, Connor Burfiend, Harlan Cutshall and Taylor Dimick. 

4. Cape Elizabeth

After a 9-4 season that ended in the Western Class B semifinals, the Capers feature a well-balanced team, with seniors Calvin Alden, John Tranfaglia and Bailey Dittrich, and juniors Ben Morse, Ross Sherman and Sean Donegan. Matt Gilman leads a promising group of freshmen.

5. Yarmouth

The defending Class B state champion returns only two of its top seven — seniors Ben Robinson and Eli Pitegoff — but the cupboard is hardly bare. Coach Mark Marstaller always develops decent doubles teams, so Yarmouth won’t give up its title easily. 

GIRLS

1. Falmouth

Winners of the past two Class B state titles and four in five years, Falmouth remains strong. Freshman Libby Voccola joins sophomores Analise Kump and Annie Criscione in singles, and freshman Abby Payson joins veterans Emma Wilberg, Amanda Gallagher and Steffi Rothweiler in doubles.

2. North Yarmouth Academy

At 30-2 since 2007 and bidding for a fourth straight Class C state title, Coach Lorena Coffin returns her singles trio of Thu-Trang Ho, Anna Jaeger and Sarah Jordan. Joining doubles veteran Emily Mitchell are junior Charlotte Briggs and sophomores Ally Morrison and Jessica Powers. 

3. Portland

Coming off a 15-1 season, the Western Class A champs welcome back seniors Mary Moran and Liza Iselborn in singles. Classmates Corey Carmichael, Emma Wilson and Lauren MacDougal bring doubles experience, and a roster of nearly 40 means plenty of depth. 

4. Brunswick

The addition of exchange student Elena Mandzhukova at the top of an already competitive lineup puts Brunswick in the Class A title picture. Rachel Gross, a transfer from Freeport, join veterans Adrianne Pouliot and Shannon and Erin Kenyon, and a host of promising underclassmen. 

5. Gorham

Four of the top seven players return from a Class A regional finalist that went 13-2 last season. Senior Hannah Shorty and junior Natalie Egbert are back at singles, and joined by junior Sarah Moir. Junior Colleen Ward is among the veterans at doubles. 

– Glenn Jordan