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PERKIOMEN VAL­LEY Head coach: Jen­nifer Dixon, 16th sea­son.

Last year’s record: 7-4Pioneer Ath­letic Con­fer­ence, 7-5over­all.

Play­ers to watch: Jasmine Mor­ris, Sr., sin­gles; Nadja Townsend, So., sin­gles.

Out­look: Mor­ris, who last fall teamed with the departed Al­li­son New­man to win the PAC Dou­bles a sec­ond straight year, moves up to sin­gles play. ... “We brought on a lot of fresh­men girls last year, and they all have re­turned with much im­prove­ment, work­ing on their games off-sea­son,” Dixon said. “We will be 26in to­tal this year, with a strong fo­cus on our dou­bles teams to play more ag­gres­sively.”

PHOENIXVILLE Head coach: Katie Yan­cik, sec­ond sea­son.

Last year’s record: 7-3Pioneer Ath­letic Con­fer­ence, 7-5over­all.

Play­ers to watch: Ju­lia Gu­mieniak, Jr., sin­gles; Mila Archer, So., sin­gles.

Out­look: Gu­mieniak placed fourth at the 2016PAC Sin­gles Tour­na­ment. ... “We have a strong and young team this year,” Yan­cik said. “The girls are work­ing really hard and really well to­gether. We are hop­ing to im­prove our record from last year.”

POPE JOHN PAUL II Head coach: Michael Esz, first sea­son. Last year’s record: 4-6Pioneer Ath­letic Con­fer­ence.

Play­ers to watch: Devin Hen­nessey, Sr., sin­gles/dou­bles; Mag­gie Chris­tiansen, Fr., dou­bles.

Out­look: “The 2017PJP team is a ded­i­cated group of ath­letes that are deter­mined to com­pete and ea­ger to learn,” Esz said. “Their drive is in­sa­tiable in terms of prac­tic­ing and com­mit­ting to ex­cel­lence. Their at­ti­tude is strive to reach the next level, yet to never back down. This is a team that is gath­er­ing mo­men­tum and gain­ing strength daily.”

SPRING-FORD Head coach: Todd Rea­gan, 14th sea­son.

Last year’s record: 10-1Pioneer Ath­letic Con­fer­ence, 14-3over­all.

Play­ers to watch: Bianca Care­sosa, Sr.; Jess Leach, Sr,; Maddy Mor­ris, Sr.; Lau­ren Oster­mann, Sr.; Tori Alexan­der, Jr.; Kathryn Al­varez, Jr.; Ri­ley Burke, So,

Out­look: Alexan­der was PAC’s Sin­gles run­ner-up last year. She and Al­varez later teamed up to place third at PAC Dou­bles. ... “The Rams re­turn the top of their lineup and sev­eral play­ers from last year’s very suc­cess­ful dou­bles teams.” Rea­gan said. “The girls are deter­mined to work hard and try to so­lid­ify them­selves as a top team in the league, and a po­ten­tial dis­trict qual­i­fier as a team.”

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