Teams to watch: Last year's top teams at state were champion Boise and runner-up Capital, both of which return top players. The Eagles picked up California transplant John Wingate. Boise, meanwhile, lost singles runner-up Matt Oddonetto, but brings back its second-place doubles team of Patrick Ryan and Jace Parker. Boise coach Tommy Buford has not yet decided if the two will pair up again, however.
Players to watch: Capital's Parth Raina (singles champion), Vishnu Iyer (boys doubles third place) and Wingate; Boise's Ryan and Parker (doubles runner-ups); Eagle's Andrew Tzeng (mixed doubles champion); Timberline's Cam Berquist (No. 1 singles); Centennial's Gavin Hatter (No. 1 singles); Borah's Kyle Whittaker (No. 1 singles).
Teams to watch: Boise finished second at state by 3.5 points to Idaho Falls, and should be a top contender again this season. Reigning singles champion Bianca Mok, now a sophomore, leads the charge for the Braves. Eagle could pose the biggest threat to Boise's bid for district supremacy. The Mustangs feature a strong doubles team of Carly Souhrada and Danielle Christensen, and freshman Skylar Schossberger will give them a boost at No. 1 singles ahead of No. 2 Stephanie Greer.
Players to watch: Boise's Mok (singles champion) and Allie Boyd (state runner-up in doubles); Eagle's Schossberger; Timberline's Madeline Saunders (No. 1 singles) and Brooke Hadley (No. 2 singles).
Teams to watch: Bishop Kelly reeled in a second-place finish at state last year behind Wood River and should be a top contender again despite losing No. 1 Sam McKellar, who finished fourth at state in singles. Stepping into McKellar's role is freshman Elliott Klein. Columbia was the state's third-place team last year - only four points back of BK - and lost just two seniors.
Players to watch: Bishop Kelly's Klein; Columbia's Parker Albertson and Brandon Nguyen (doubles runner-ups); Emmett's Dallas Henry (singles) and Austin Blacker (mixed doubles); Skyview's Sheldon Field (mixed doubles) and Lake Laws (singles); Nampa's Caleb Hughes and Nick Hughes (doubles).
Teams to watch: Bishop Kelly finished third at state, but graduated the majority of its strongest players, including its state winning mixed doubles pair of Ariana Tobe and Jimmy Harrison. Skyview returns its No. 1 singles player (Amy Agenbroad) and doubles standouts Brittney and Lindsey Washburn, who are twin sisters. Caldwell is another early front-runner in District Three with reigning singles champion Jenni Perkins back for her senior season. Perkins took third at state last year.
Players to watch: Bishop Kelly's Jamie Rice; Skyview's Agenbroad and the Washburns (doubles runner-ups); Caldwell's Perkins; Columbia's Katie Larson (mixed doubles semifinals); Emmett's Noelle King (singles) and Karin Adams (mixed doubles).
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