The Class B girls tennis state championship match is a repeat of the last two seasons, Waterville vs. Falmouth. And like 2011 and 2012, Waterville knows it’s a heavy underdog.

Falmouth (15-0) is going for its sixth consecutive state title, while Waterville (15-0) is in the state match for the sixth time in eight seasons.

“They’re loaded, but you know what? We’re loaded too,” Waterville coach Jill Cristan said.

Due to expected heavy rain on Saturday, the match will be played to the Bangor Tennis Club in Hampden and start at 10:30 a.m.

Falmouth is simply dominant. The Yachtsmen haven’t lost a match all season, and bring a 75-0 record into the state championship. The Yachtsmen haven’t lost a set in two years.

“We’re ready for the challenge,” Cristan said.

Falmouth’s three singles players — Olivia Leavitt, Julia Brogan and Libby Voccola — made up three-quarters of the final four in the state singles tournament. Leavitt defeated defending champion Maisie Silverman of Brunswick for this season’s singles title, but missed the regional finals with an injury.

Waterville’s top three singles players — Colleen O’Donnell, Tiffany Suchanek and Olivia Lopes — each reached the Round of 16 of the singles tournament, but Lopes missed the last few matches while she was away. Cristan said Lopes is expected back, and will play third singles Saturday.

Waterville’s first doubles team will be Jayme Saulter and Federica Miele. Saulter missed Wednesday’s regional final win over Ellsworth with an illness. The second doubles will be Lauren Hallenbeck and a partner that was to be determined Friday in a challenge match, either Emma Cristan or Emily Dufour.

Travis Lazarczyk — 861-9242

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