The Foxcroft Academy girls and boys tennis groups will every be looking for a primary regional title once they tackle the defending champions within the Class B North championship matches on Saturday on the Wallach Tennis Middle at Bates School in Lewiston.
The Foxcroft Academy boys, the second seed, will face defending North titlist Mount Desert Island, the highest seed, whereas the ladies will face reigning North winner Waterville. The matches will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Each Pony groups are coached by Ryan Dankert, who has been the coach for greater than 20 years.
The Waterville women received the state title in 2021, however misplaced to Lincoln Academy of Newcastle within the state closing final season.
The Class C North championship matches will kick off the day with No. 1 seed Orono boys and No. 2 seed Calais squaring off at 9:30 a.m. together with the ladies’ battle between No. 1 Washington Academy of East Machias and No. 6 Fort Kent.
The Washington Academy women are the defending state champs after they beat Waynflete of Portland within the state title match a yr in the past.
Fort Kent has by no means received a regional championship.
In Class A North, the matchups are the top-seeded Skowhegan boys in opposition to second seed Brunswick and the No. 1-seeded Brunswick women in opposition to No. 3 Camden Hills of Rockport. These matches are slated for a 1 p.m. begin.
The Skowhegan boys have by no means been regional champs, whereas Brunswick final received a regional title in 2001.
The Brunswick women are on the lookout for their fourth regional crown in six years whereas Camden Hills’ women will likely be looking for their first ever title.
Brunswick received the state in 2021, however misplaced to Kennebunk within the finals final yr.
The South regional championship matches will likely be held on Monday at Bates with the C matches starting at 8:30 a.m. adopted by Class B at 12:30 p.m. and Class A at 4:30 p.m.
The Kennebunk girls and boys groups are the defending state titlists, however each are the third seeds and can tackle the top-seeded Falmouth groups.
The Kennebunk boys have received the final two state championships.
In Class B, each Lincoln Academy groups will likely be concerned. The ladies, who claimed the state title final season, are the second seed and can face Greely of Cumberland Middle, the highest seed. The Lincoln Academy boys will face No. 1 Yarmouth, defending three-time state champ.
The Class C South title matches will pit the Carrabec boys from North Anson, the No. 4 seed, in opposition to No. 2 Waynflete, which has received 14 consecutive state championships, and the Waynflete women, the fifth seed, in opposition to No. 3 Maranacook of Readfield.
The Waynflete women captured the state C title in 2022.
The state championship matches will likely be Wednesday in Lewiston, with the C groups beginning at 8:30 a.m. The B squads will observe at 12:30 p.m., and the A matches will likely be held at 4:30 p.m.
The state champions in singles, determined final month, had been Falmouth senior and prime seed Xander Barber, who beat sophomore teammate Sam Yoon 6-1, 6-0, and Brunswick junior Coco Meserve, who beat Edward Little of Auburn’s Mya Vincent 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.
Meserve was the second seed, and Vincent was the No. 1 seed.