Quick hit: The Gladiators lost both of their boys singles players: Brett Eisenberg, who graduated, and Byron Hung, who transferred. The Gladiator girls are especially deep and talented. Longtime coach Mary Ellen Doyle has retired from teaching, but will still help coach the team.

 

Hammond

Coach: Omri Kagan, second season


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Boys: 6-11; Girls: 2-15

Boys singles: Freshman Jonathan Gorel and junior Advait Chauhan

Boys doubles: Christopher Rose and Matthew Neuman

Girls singles: Junior Katie Cheuvront and Dayesha Sims

Girls doubles: Senior Robyn Jasper and junior Sherri Green

Quick hit: The Golden Bear boys had a turnaround season last spring, but graduated a wealth of talent. The girls doubles team of Jasper and Green remains intact after playing together last spring.

 

Howard

Coach: Chip Boling, sixth season

Boys: 16-1 (co-county champion); Girls: 6-11

Boys singles: Senior Andrew Pagan and junior Kevin Lopez

Boys doubles: Senior Sahil Desai and junior Max Balter

Girls singles: Junior Emma Hoesman and sophomore Natalie Kisak

Girls doubles: Seniors Michelle Hwang and Maddie Schroeder

Quick hit: Last year, the Lions boys won a share of their first county title in more than 20 years, but graduated five starters. Lopez and Balter could alternate between singles and doubles play. Pagan, who won county and regional championships last year with Seth Hoesman at doubles, lost only one singles match last year: to Akinshemoyin. Emma Hoesman was also a county and regional champion last year at mixed doubles, and placed third in the state along with Kyle Shope.