May 22, 2018
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Weather forecast prompts postponement of state singles tennis qualifiers

By Ernie Clark, BDN Staff

AUGUSTA, Maine — The high school spring sports postseason was due to start Saturday with state singles tennis tournament qualifying-round play held around the state.

But due to a forecast for rain statewide, that competition has been pushed back to Tuesday, according to a news release issued Friday morning by the Maine Principals’ Association.

Under the revised schedule, the Region 1 (Northern Maine) qualifier will begin at 10 a.m. at Caribou High School, while the Region 2 (Eastern Maine) event will start at 8:30 a.m. at the University of Maine in Orono.

The Region 3 (Central Maine) qualifying event is split, with boys at the Buker School courts in Augusta and the girls at Mount Ararat School in Topsham. Play at both sites will begin at 9 a.m.

The qualifying round for Region 4 (Western Maine) is set for a 3 p.m. start at Lewiston High School, while Region 5 (Southern Maine) play will begin at 9 a.m., with the boys at the Waynflete School in Portland and the girls at Deering High School, also in Portland.

Top finishers in each qualifier will advance to the state rounds of 48 and 32, to be held Saturday, May 25, at Lewiston High School.

The round of 16 and quarterfinals will follow on Monday, May 27, at Bates College in Lewiston, with the semifinals and championship matches set for Wednesday, May 29, also at Bates College.

This year’s field will be led by defending state champions Jordan Friedland, a senior at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, and Maisie Silverman, a junior at Brunswick High School.

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