Anna Barnes, Brunswick senior: A quarterfinalist in the state singles tournament last spring, Barnes returns at No. 2 for the defending Class A state champion Dragons. She was 13-1 in team competition as a junior.
Olivia Cutone, Kennebunk freshman: As a 12-year-old, Cutone won the open women’s division of the Betty Blakeman Memorial Tournament in 2019. Last spring, her brother George won the Maine Principals’ Association’s boys’ singles title as a freshman, and she likely will be the top seed among girls.
Abby Emerson, Gorham senior: Emerson did not lose a match in team competition last spring. Unseeded in the MPA singles tournament, she advanced to the Round of 16 before falling to the fourth seed.
Caroline Gentile, Cape Elizabeth senior: Playing No. 2 singles last spring, Gentile went 10-1 to help the Capers win the Class B South regional crown. She advanced to the Round of 16 in the singles tournament before falling to eventual champion Sofia Mavor of Yarmouth.
Jenna Lederer, Portland senior: Lederer returns at No. 1 singles for the Bulldogs after going 10-3 in team competition last spring. In the state singles tournament, she advanced to the Round of 32 before falling to the 10th seed.
Coco Meserve, Brunswick sophomore: Meserve returns at No. 1 singles after leading Brunswick to the Class A state title. As the seventh seed in the state singles tournament, she reached the Round of 16.
Olivia Nixon, Lincoln Academy junior: Nixon went 10-1 in team competition last spring and the one loss was by forfeit after she rolled an ankle. She fell in three sets to the 11th seed in the second round of the singles tournament.
Amber Woods, Scarborough junior: Woods enjoyed a 13-1 season in team competition and led the Red Storm to the regional semifinals. As the fifth seed in the state singles tournament, she advanced to the quarterfinals.
Emma Lindsey, Greely sophomore: Lindsey was one of three Rangers to reach the Round of 32 in the state singles tournament. She started last spring at No. 1 singles, dropped to No. 3 in mid-May, and returns to the top of the Greely’s ladder this year.
Sadie Yentsch, Kennebunk senior: Yentsch led the Rams to the Class A South finals as the No. 1 singles player. Unseeded in the singles tournament, she reached the Round of 32 before falling in three sets to Barnes, the ninth seed.