Top girls tennis teams, players

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Top five teams

1. Lake Forest: The Scouts won the state title last year and return plenty of firepower. Sophomore Christina Zordani has a state doubles title on her resume, and her senior sister, Elizabeth Zordani, finished fifth in singles a year ago.

2. Lyons: Led by senior Alexandria Chatt, who finished third in the state in 2012, the Lions have a deep and talented roster that should improve as the season progresses. Junior Kristen Thoms is among the best players in the state.

3. Hinsdale Central: The Red Devils won’t have state runner-up Alex Solovyev, who is opting out of her senior year of high school tennis to focus on other tournaments. Still, don’t count out coach Robin Kramer’s bunch, which includes five highly-regarded freshmen.

4. Stevenson: Adding to the Patriots’ depth is the return of junior Kendall Kirsch, who missed all of the 2012 season because of an injury. She has the ability to place in the state tournament, in either singles or doubles.

5. Glenbrook South: The Titans won their sectional for the first time in 20 years last season, and finished fourth at state. They return seven varsity starters from last year’s squad.

Top 20 players (in alphabetical order)

Karyna Bihel, Warren, so.

Alexandria Chatt, Lyons, sr.

Tiffany Chen, Naperville Central, so.

Keisha Clousing, WW South, sr.

Kirby Einck, Geneva, jr.

Annemarie Emme, Glenbrook South, jr.

Carol Finke, New Trier, sr.

Kendall Kirsch, Stevenson, jr.

Alexxis Kiven, Stevenson, sr.

Kathryn Lee, Hinsdale Central, sr.

Bella Lorenzini, Hinsdale Central, fr.

Carla O’Byrne, St. Ignatius, jr.

Alexia Petrovic, Nazareth, sr.

Blaire Porter, York, sr.

Gaby Rosales, Marian Catholic, sr.

Kristen Thoms, Lyons, jr.

Tess Trinka, Sr. Oak Park, sr.

Natalie Whalen, Young, jr.

Christina Zordani, Lake Forest, so.

Elizabeth Zordani, Lake Forest, sr.

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