Danielle Sadd surprised her father/coach with her return to scholastic tennis. She plays at No. 3, while Jenny Borman plays No. 4.
Centofanti and Ellie Grubb play in No. 2 doubles, with Borman and Anna Whelan at No. 3. The lineup consists of all seniors except for Whelan.
The rest of the Dots' lineup consists of sophomore Erin Carnefix at No. 3 singles and junior Cheyenne McNeil at No. 4. Those two make up the No. 2 doubles team, with junior Mandee Young and Taylor Cox at No. 3.
In another long, strange story, Catholic's boys were seeded (Hint: part of that saga hinges on whether Sherman has/had a tennis team. No joke.). Again the Irish could finish 1-2 in the state tournament if they were allowed to field two teams.
"I wouldn't want to try to make this team," David Sadd said.
Mark Cassis is the Irish's top boys player and should get another bout with St. Joseph's Max Meade. Meade defeated Cassis in the 2012 state final, but Cassis owns two wins this spring.
Seniors fill out the rest of the singles roster: Scott Standish at No. 2, Jad Malas at No. 3 and Tanner Whipkey at No. 4. Cassis and Malas is Catholic's No. 1 doubles team, Standish and senior Zach Casto are at No. 2 and Ben Canfield and junior Noah Cable are at No. 3.
Herbert Hoover and Sissonville also are in the AA region.
George Washington, whose boys were Class AAA runners-up last spring, begins its play in Region 3 at noon Thursday at the Schoenbaum Courts at Kanawha City Community Center. Capital, Riverside and Ripley also will play in that region, which stretches southward to Princeton and Greenbrier East.
The Patriots downed defending champion Huntington in the Mountain State Athletic Conference championships last week. GW showed a solid singles lineup in No. 1 Ryan Massinople, No. 2 Zack Koenig, No. 3 Nick Koenig and No. 4 Thomas McIntosh.
Huntington, defending state champ on both sides, still headlines the two-day AAA Region 4 tournament, which begins at 9 a.m. Thursday at Ritter Park in Huntington. Officials will try to get the field whittled down to semifinals by the end of the day, with the rest played at a time to be determined Friday.
The Highlanders still have defending No. 1 champ Hunter Tubert, who is still just a sophomore. Tubert beat Massinople in the MSAC final, 8-3. On the girls side, Cassie Mercer is back to lead a deep squad.
Reach Doug Smock at 304-348-5130, dougsm...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/dougsmock.