1. Falmouth: Freshman Aiden McGrory joins sophomores Justin Brogan and Brendan McCarthy in a formidable singles lineup for the defending Class B state champ. Juniors Sam Holland and Tom Wilberg return for their third year in doubles, with senior Hutch Hurwitz and a host of others ready to contribute. 

2. Cape Elizabeth: The 2010 state champ extended Falmouth to 3-2 in the regional final and has a core of juniors — Matt Gilman, Satchel McCarthy and Sam Sherman — leading the way. Freshman Luke Gilman will help make up for the loss of four seniors. 

3. Waynflete: The four-time defending Class C state champ returns six of its seven players from the starting lineup and filled their only hole with freshman Isaac Salas, who slots in between defending singles state champ Patrick Ordway and fellow junior Ben Shapiro, hero of the 3-2 state final victory over George Stevens Academy. 

4. Scarborough: Senior Alex Henny returns at No. 1 for the Class A finalist Red Storm, who went 14-2 last spring but must replace two singles players. Look for junior Jeff Sirocki and senior Joe Corbeau to move up from doubles and provide a solid top of the lineup. 

5. Deering: Seniors Jesse Butler and Noah Finberg lead a Rams squad looking to improve on its Western Class A semifinal position. The addition of athletic seniors Jamie Gullbrand (from baseball) and Tom Dean (from track) should bolster the doubles ranks. Cheverus, Windham and Kennebunk also will contend.


1. Falmouth: The 57-match winning streak and four straight Class B state titles show no signs of abating. Freshman Olivia Leavitt joins seniors Annie Criscione and Analise Kump in singles. All three are potential singles finalists. Defending WMC doubles champs Abby Payson and Steffi Rothweiler return, as does improved sophomore Katie Ryan.

2. Brunswick: Sophomore Maisie Silverman, runner-up in the state singles tournament, returns to lead the defending KVAC champion Dragons, whose only loss came in the Eastern Class A final. The only other returning starter is senior Laura Pavitt, but junior Gillian Ford returns after a year’s absence and sophomore Ali Stankiewicz is much improved.

3. Cheverus: Six of seven starters return from the top seed in Western Class A, including seniors Maria Cianchette and Abbey Harrison and sophomore Caty Galligan, who moves into singles. Seniors Stephanie Maxsimic and Emily Gibson anchor doubles.

4. McAuley: Three talented freshmen solidify a squad led by senior Addie Devine, a singles quarterfinalist last year. Devri Ramsey and Ally Strawn will play singles, and Siobhan Kenneally doubles. Senior Joanna Shin and junior Caitlyn Connolly are experienced veterans.

5. Portland: A strong freshman class joins a team with six of its seven starters back. Junior Sophie Hulbert, freshman Margot Andreasen and senior Nyador Nguany seem set in singles. Freshman Georgia Drew and junior Lily Bruenjes are the leading doubles contenders from a pool 40 girls deep.

— Glenn Jordan