The top billing in the Western Class A boys’ tennis tournament remains up for grabs.

Monday’s match in Kennebunk between the unbeaten Rams and also-unbeaten Scarborough was halted because of rain, mist and slick conditions with Kennebunk leading 2-1 on the strength of a doubles sweep.

They plan to resume the match today.

“Players on both teams should be commended not only for their season but for their level of play,” Kennebunk Coach Tom Post said. “It’s a great match, outstanding tennis.”

Alex Henny of Scarborough beat Charlie Merry of Kennebunk at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 6-3. Both will participate in the state singles tournament, whose rounds of 48 and 32 were pushed back to Memorial Day after the Maine Principals’ Association extended the regular season to Saturday.

In doubles, Kennebunk’s Christian Elkington and Sam Hickson won 6-0, 6-2 and, at No. 2, their teammates Matt Pearson and Nat Skillin won, 6-2, 6-2.

The scores may seem one-sided. Post said the play was not.

“Scarborough’s kids played outstanding,” he said. “Long points, great shots, hotly contested. Those were great doubles.”

“We’ve always been competitive,” said Post, who missed two matches last week to attend his daughter’s graduation from Ithaca College in upstate New York.

“We just happen to be deep across the board this year. Everybody’s playing at a very high level.”

Don’t count out Scarborough yet. The No. 2 singles match is in the third set, with Dennis Liu of the Red Storm leading 3-1 over Alec Sandmire of Kennebunk.

The No. 3 singles match had just gotten under way when the match was called.

Josh Behrens of Kennebunk leads Andrew Talbot of Scarborough, 2-0.

Both teams entered the match with 10-0 records.

TO NOBODY’S surprise, a team from Falmouth won the Western Maine Conference girls’ doubles tournament Saturday.

Not since 2004 has a team from anywhere other than Falmouth claimed top honors.

This year’s winners were Abby Payson and Steffi Rothweiler. They beat Ally Morrison and Jessica Powers of North Yarmouth Academy 6-1, 6-1 in the final.

Thirteen teams from six schools participated in the tournament, held inside at The Racket & Fitness in Portland because of inclement weather. Prom preparation caused a few teams to drop out, so the first alternates from Cape Elizabeth and Falmouth were added to the field.

Falmouth’s top junior varsity doubles tandem of Marlena Lantos and Rebecca Howell made the most of the opportunity, knocking off the No. 1 teams from Yarmouth and Greely en route to a semifinal date with varsity teammates Payson and Rothweiler.

Falmouth’s No. 2 doubles team of Katie Carew, a convert from lacrosse, and freshman Katie Ryan reached the semifinals before losing a 10-8 pro set to NYA.

In the regular season, Carew and Ryan are 7-0 at second doubles, 3-0 at first doubles, and each won a singles match when Falmouth Coach Sandra Stone rested her top players against Lake Region.

THE EXTENDED regular seasons will allow the SMAA doubles tournament to take place Saturday at Deering Oaks in Portland for boys and the Cheverus High courts for girls.

Among the boys’ favorites is the Kennebunk duo of Elkington and Hickson, but don’t count out Logan Cummings and Devin Pelletier of Windham, who have lost only once this season, to Kennebunk.

DON’T OVERLOOK the Portland girls in the Western Class A tournament.

Supposedly in a rebuilding year after losing five seniors from a regional finalist team, the Bulldogs have fashioned a 7-4 record and extended unbeaten Cheverus to three sets in both doubles matches of a 4-1 loss earlier this month.

“We don’t have much luck, but we sure have guts,” said Coach Bonnie Moran, who lost No. 3 singles player Nyador Nguany for the season because of a knee injury suffered while playing basketball. “They just won’t go down without a fight.”

TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS met Tuesday night to determine the seedings and draw for the fields of 48 in the boys’ and girls’ singles tournaments, set to begin Memorial Day instead of Friday at Bates College in Lewiston. Semifinals and finals are scheduled for June 4.

The probable top eight seeds in each draw, along with their seedings (if applicable) a year ago:

Boys: 1. Patrick Ordway (2), Waynflete; 2. Bob Tom Flynn (5), John Bapst; 3. Justin Brogan, Falmouth; 4. Matt Gilman, Cape Elizabeth; 5. Tyler Adams (4), Bonny Eagle; 6. Jordan Friedland (6), Lincoln Academy; 7. Eric Hall, Lewiston; 8. Tyler Small, Ellsworth.

Girls: 1. Maria Varano, Kennebunk; 2. Annie Criscione (3), Falmouth; 3. Maisie Silverman, Brunswick; 4. Analise Kump (1), Falmouth; 5. Jenna Selander (8), Caribou; 6. Libby Voccola, Falmouth; 7. Addie Devine (10), McAuley; 8. Natalie Egbert (6), Gorham.

Staff Writer Glenn Jordan can be contacted at 791-6425 or at: [email protected]