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The Lewison girls reached the regional semifinals last year and should challenge in Class A. The Devils are currently unbeaten in the KVAC, including a big win over Brunswick.

Freshman Chantalle Lavertu replaces Roxanne Healey at No. 1 singles. Her biggest challenge will be facing girls with experience playing at the high school level.

Katelyn Ouellette is the No. 2 singles player, while Ashley McWhorter and Julia Bergeron are competing for the No. 3 spot. Whichever player doesn’t play singles will likely team with Audrey Bergeron in doubles. The Bergerons were unbeaten last year at No. 2 doubles.

Jessica Roy and newcomer Kasey Boucher are jelling at No. 2 doubles.

Mt. Blue is coming off its best season and should be in the hunt. Singles will be solid with veterans Jen Wallace, Becca Schoen and Sandy Moloney. The Cougars doubles tandems include Alycia Buchheit and Dora Plancon, and Alli West and Marina Iida.

New Edward Little coach Craig Jipson is looking for more consistency. Christine Chamberlain, Sarah Ross and Harriet Lowe will compete in singles, while doubles feature Allyssa Bellefleur and Rory Chisolm-Drane and Hannah Jacobs and Jamie Bourgoin.

Oak Hill has struggled in Class B, but will rely on doubles tandems Brittany Gagne and Lindsey Heald and Sammi Wark and Hannah Rancourt.

Winthrop lost some depth, but should still be the team to beat in the Mountain Valley Conference. Wiscasset will challenge.

Dirigo graduated its first five, but have three juniors with varsity experience. Melissa Harvey and Amy Gould, who were undefeated at second doubles, move to singles, along with Allison Roy. All three are good steady players. Junior Chelsea Austin and freshman Kristin Harvey in first doubles, and No.l 2 doubles Alyson Gill and Kayla Hinkley lack experience.

Mountain Valley, with six returning players, will be stronger with Larissa Cayer, Meegan Swan, Amanda Lemay.

Jay features seniors Katie Mastine and Kristen Ferland, while sophomore Nikol Kostopoulus, Megan Sullivan and Katie Morin are showing promise. Lisbon has Angie Estes at No. 1 singles. Monmouth will be stronger, led by Megan Buckley and Amber Sager.

St. Dom’s returns juniors Heidi DeHaan, Erin Saucier and sophomore Emily St. Pierre.

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