COMMONWEALTH DISTRICT

BROOKE POINT

Coaches: Boys—Andrea Kehler; Girls—Josh Regan.

Last season: Boys: 15–1 (12–0 district), first in district; Girls: 0–14, seventh in district.

Top returners: Boys—Sr. Ben Tivin, Nhue Everson, Xander Boit, Michael Hatfield; Girls—Sr. Grace Nelson, So. Abigael Tivin, So. Zhaleen Emerson.

Top newcomers: Boys—Fr. Michael Foley; Girls—So. Gloria Johnson, Fr. Victoria Rios.

Outlook: The Black–Hawks’ boys will look to defend their district title with Tivin (14–2 in 2018) moving up to play No. 1 singles. Newcomer Foley will add experience at the bottom of the lineup. Many young faces make up Brooke Point’s girls’ roster: eight sophomores and six freshmen. Two of those underclassmen, Rios and Johnson, should provide a big impact in helping the Black– Hawks become more competitive this spring.

COLONIAL FORGE

Coaches: Boys—Karen Gillespie; Girls—Augusta Harris.

Last season: Boys: 6–9 overall (6–8 district), fifth in district; Girls: 10–5 overall (10–4 district), second in district.

Top returners: Boys—Jr. Will Russell, Sr. Sam Bryan, So. Gabe Gillespie, So. Jacob Porzeinski; Girls—Caroline Bignell, Corinne Wong, Natally Bisco, Isabel Dashtizad, Aunnika Stone.

Top newcomers: Boys—Fr. Boone Orton; Girls—Ani Sibel.

Outlook: Two of the Eagles’ top players from last season did not return, but the group that did—led Gillespie, Porzeinski and Russell—will lead a solid group that has worked hard in the offseason. On the girls side, the Eagles’ top six players all have varsity experience.

MASSAPONAX

Coaches: Boys—Stephen Bingham; Girls—John Shinberger.

Last season: Boys: 13–6 overall (8–4 district); Girls: 13–6 overall (7–6 district), Region 5D runner–up.

Top returners: Boys—Sr. Connor Hyldahl, Sr. Kaleb Dougherty, So. Donny Brewster; Girls—Sr. Alexa Brewster, Sr. Katherine Sullivan, So. Abby Cinco.

Top newcomers: Boys—Fr. Nolan Brewster, Fr. Nolan MacDiarmind; Girls—Fr. Brooke Hyldahl, Fr. Miranda Parrish, Sr. Naveena Deva, Sr. Anna Wei.

Outlook: The Panthers’ boys sport a deep squad, loaded with experienced upperclassmen and skilled newcomers, that should contend in district competition. Alexa Brewster, the defending Region 5D girls singles champion and a first-team All-Area pick last season, returns to lead a group that also boasts some talented freshmen. If returners and newcomers can fill roster voids, the Panthers should be a contender to win titles in singles, doubles and as a team this year.

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Coaches: Boys—Rick Bradley and Matt Darling.

Last season: Boys: 7–12 overall; Girls: 13–6.

Top returners: Boys—Sr. Lucas West; Girls—Sr. Casey Jackson, Sr. Taylor Larned.

Top newcomers: Boys—Sr. Kris Hernandez, Jr. Mark Shelton.

Outlook: The Wildcats’ boys will need to replace All-Area performer Zach Mumma if they hope to improve on last season’s record and be a contender in regional play. The girls return five of their top six from last season and should be a contender in the district and regional play.

NORTH STAFFORD

Coaches: Girls—Leigh Stoffel.

Last season: Girls: 3–13 overall (2–12 district).

Top returners: Girls—Jr. Katie Antonucci.

Outlook: With a bevy of young, inexperienced players, the Wolverine girls should improve throughout the season.

RIVERBEND

Coaches: Boys—Randy Garr; Girls—Marta Ansley.

Last season: Boys: Reached Class 6 quarterfinals.

Top returners: Boys—Sr. Ronin Gick, Sr. Nathan Lontz.

Top newcomers: Boys—Fr. Ryan Catullo.

Outlook: After reaching the Class 6 quarterfinals, the Riverbend boys maintain a competitive squad with Ronin Gick and Nathan Lontz at the lead.

STAFFORD

Coaches: Boys—Jay Stevenson; Girls—Krys Bashista.

Last season: Girls: 6–7 overall (5–7 district).

Top returners: Boys—Sr. Henry Counsel; Girls—Sr. Sara Selby, Sr. Maria Wiss, Sr. Lauren Sisson, So. Kameryn Daniels, So. Junga Steves.

Top newcomers: Boys—So. Nesta Fletcher, Jr. Zach Allen, So. Henry Melson; Girls—Caroline Loncar, Emmalie Lemmon.

Outlook: The Indians have a new look this year, with each team member utilitzing different styles of play. The teams will rely on their discipline, patience, and camaraderie to make a statement in district competition. Seniors Selby, Wiss and Sisson will be counted on to lead a deep girls team to a successful season.

BATTLEFIELD DISTRICT

CAROLINE

Coaches: Boys—R. Hartinger; Girls—Quentin Carter.

Top returners: Boys—Jr. Chandler Morris, Sr. Kyle Lloyd, Sr. Christopher Farmer.

Outlook: The Cavaliers’ returners hold high expectations to use past experience in winning more matches and competing for the region title.

CHANCELLOR

Coaches: Boys—DJ Webster; Girls—Marla Aste.

Last season: Boys: 5–9 overall (4–8 district); Girls: 4–11 overall (4–5 district).

Top returners: Boys—Jr. Bryce Jones, Jr. Nick Cabrera; Girls—Sr. Sarah Stillabower, Sr. Caitlynn Dick.

Top newcomers: Boys—Jr. Craig Himko, Fr. Silas Lacey, Fr. Trent Sites; Girls—So. Cara Seely, So. Emma Purcell.

Outlook: With two returners and a bevy of new talent, the Chargers’ boys should continue to improve throughout the season and be in the thick of the race for the district crown. The Chargers’ girls should also compete for a top spot in the district and return to the regional playoffs, thanks to the return of six upperclassmen and valuable experience gained from last year’s regional run.

COURTLAND

Coaches: Boys—Matt Malobicky; Girls—Jimmie William IV.

Last season: Boys: 9–7 overall (7–7 district); Girls: 11–8 overall (7–3 district).

Top returners: Boys—So. Matthew Leonard, Jr. John Freemyers, Sr. Will Sides; Girls—Jr. Emma Flowers, Sr. Lauren Michaud, Sr. Rebecca Smith, Sr. Angel Williams.

Top newcomers: Girls—Fr. Abbey Flowers, So. Charlotte Smith.

Outlook: The Cougars’ boys lost only one player to graduation from last season and return their top two players in Leonard and Freemyers. Their experience will hopefully help the squad be competitive again this season. The Cougars’ girls will have a new No. 1 and their seniors will have to carry the load as underclassmen gain match experience.

EASTERN VIEW

Coaches: Boys--Preston Will. Girls—Alex Curnow.

Top returners: Boys--Sr, James Srsnich, Jr. Logan Brown, Jr. Adrian Rodriguez. Girls—Jr. Marissa, McCoy, Sr, Sing Kim.

Top newcomers: Boys--Sr. Dylan Galenski, Fr. Joey Galvin, Fr. Bryce Johnson, Fre. Zach Lennox, Fr. Alex Romero. Girls—Fr. Sara Focazio, Jr. Lily Galvin.

Outlook: Reigning Class 4 state singles champion McKinley Smith is skipping her senior high school season. McCoy, who went unbeaten at No. 2 in the regular season last year, moves up to No. 1. The boys are young but talented.

JAMES MONROE

Coaches: Boys—George Christoforatos. Girls—Robyn Castles.

Last season: Boys: 19–3. Girls: 19-4 (10-2 district)

Top returners: Boys—Jr. Noah Adams, Jr. Cooper Sims, Sr. Levi Hoffman, So. Micah Dornbush, So. Marcus Larme, So. Mike Montere, Jr. Joseph Cherian, So. Chris Sniffen, So. Grey Dameron, So. Elias Butler, Sr. Will Rowe. Girls—Sr. Haley Caspersen, Jr. Winny Hall, Clair Kingsley, Amanda Linn.

Top newcomers: Boys—Fr. Abe Rowe, Fr. Nathen Payne, So. Adam Payne. Girls—Kelsey Dupree, Fr. Bella Macdermott.

Outlook: A team to beat within the Battlefield District, the Yellow Jacket boys return a handful of talent players full of great confidence. The Payne brothers, Adam and Nathen, are two strong additions in the roster. The girls squad has a ton of depth and competition to get into its top 6. Caspersen should be the No. 1, with several other strong players behind her. The addition of former JM coach Bob Calloway as an assistant coach will also bolster the team.

KING GEORGE

Coaches: Boys—Bill Shea; Girls—Phil Shubert.

Last season: Boys: 6–9 overall (6–6 district).

Top returners: Boys—Jr. Mitchell Freitag, Jr. Alex Shea; Girls—Lauren Wentzil, Jenna Andrews.

Top newcomers: Girls—Shaniyah Sanchez, Bella Payne, Julia Mrotek, Ema LeBlanc, Mikaela Barbosa, Terry Scaife.

Outlook: Juniors Mitchell Freitag and Alex Shea replace their brothers as the leaders of the Foxes’ boys, who sport a group of young but talented freshmen. Lauren Wentzil and Jenna Andrews hope to lead a young girls squad to the top of the district.

SPOTSYLVANIA

Coaches: Girls—Jim McNamee

Last season: Girls—6–10 overall

Top returners: Girls—Greta Roberson, Abby McNamee, Rachel Bernard.

Top newcomers: Girls—Emma Rust.

Outlook: It will likely be a rebuilding year for the Knights’ girls team, who lost four of the top six singles players from last season. However, the team is optimistic that younger players will step up to make the Knights competitive in Battlefield District play.

JEFFERSON DISTRICT

LOUISA

Coaches: Boys—Gregory Palmer. Girls—Rosa Lee Fry.

Last season: Boys—6-12. Girls: 0–15.

Top returners: Boys—Sr. Garret Corker, Jr. Tyler Yeatts, So. Corey Toews, Jr. Jason Brooks, Jr. Alan Swasey. Girls—Sr. Sarah Candeto, Jr. Ginny Helmendollar, Jr. Mckenzie Proffit.

Top Newcomers: Boys—Fr. Nathan Grambling, Fr. Chase Miller, Jr. Gage Parrott.

NORTHWESTERN DISTRICT

CULPEPER

Coaches: Girls—Katie McWilliams.

Last season: Girls: Fourth in district.

Top newcomers: Girls—Fr. Lauren Bates, Sr. Candela Secades.

Outlook: Secades is an exchange student that will be playing both No. 1 singles and doubles for the Blue Devils’ girls. Freshman Bates will bolster the team.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

FREDERICKSBURG ACADEMY

Coach: Rob Light

Last season: Fifth in Delaney Conference

Top returners: Rahul Pamadi, Tom Cai.

Outlook: With just one starter returning, the Falcons will look for incremental progress.



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