Preseason rankings: YAIAA boys' tennis
With a number of last year's all-stars returning to the YAIAA tennis courts this season, here's a look at our preseason tennis rankings.
1. South Western: The only YAIAA team to make it to the state team tournament, the Mustangs are coming off an impressive 2015 season in which they captured the YAIAA Division I title. GameTimePA.com Coach of the Year Karen Cracium returns for her second season at the helm, and South Western will get back all-stars Gavin Kenny and Ben Sentz.
2. Dallastown: The Wildcats will have junior Tyler Lilie back on the court after he teamed with the graduated John Schmitt to win the YAIAA Class AAA doubles title last season. The Wildcats will also have freshman Holden Koons, who has already won both of his first two matches this season and is a four-star recruit, according to the Tennis Recruiting Network.
3. York Catholic: Coming off a second-place finish in YAIAA Division II, the Fighting Irish have a key player in Michael Andrews returning for them this season. Nick Bartkowiak also returned, and both competed in the league tournament.
4. Central York: After compiling a 6-2 record in YAIAA Division I last season, the Panthers will bring back Chris Maderitz, Kyle Verone and Connor Bacha to help lead the way in 2016. All three appeared in the league tournament, with Maderitz making it to the quarterfinals in the singles and doubles tournaments.
5. New Oxford: The Colonials bring back Joey Stiles, who qualified for the Class AAA doubles tournament. New Oxford also has Josiah Forry and Adam Rudasill back for the 2016 season.
Mark the calendar
March 29: New Oxford at South Western, 3:30 p.m.
April 12: Dallastown at Central York, 3:30 p.m.
April 14: Red Lion at Dallastown, 3:30 p.m.
April 20: Bermudian Springs at Delone Catholic, 3:30 p.m.
April 22: South Western at Central York, 3:30 p.m.