When: Friday and Saturday.
Area teams: Pekin.
Outlook: The Dragons will be in a sectional that includes Big 12 Conference champion Normal Community and Western Big 6 champ Moline.
When: 1 p.m. Friday. 9 a.m. Saturday.
Defending team champion: Dunlap
Area teams: Limestone, Dunlap, East Peoria, Morton, Peoria High, Manual, Notre Dame, Peoria Christian, Richwoods, Washington.
Returning area state qualifiers: Singles —Stephen Ferkol (Peoria Christian), Ethan Sabotta (Washington). Doubles — Steven Chacko/David Wu (Dunlap); Aanan Kashyap/Arian Rahbar (Dunlap); Ben Van Buskirk/Abe Saxena (Richwoods).
Area seeds: Singles — 1 Josh Montefolka, Notre Dame; 2 Kashyap, Dunlap; 3 Ferkol, Peoria Christian; 4 Rahbar, Dunlap; 5 Joseph Zern, Morton; 6 Ben Van Buskirk, Richwoods. Doubles — 1 Chacko/Wu, Dunlap; 2 Sabotta/Adam Valencic, Washington; 3 Barik Olden/Sam Taluc, Morton; 4 Caden Sharp/Richard Fitzpatrick, Washington; 5 Abe Saxena/Sid Saxena, Richwoods; 6 Imadh Khan/Jack Disharoon, Dunlap.
Team favorite: Dunlap
Outlook: Dunlap went 1-2 in both singles and doubles last year on its way to the first Class 1A state title. Top returnees to the team include the doubles team of David Wu and Steven Chacko, who finished second at state last year. Another doubles team that qualified for state, Aanan Kashyap and Arian Rahbar, will be playing singles this year. Ben Van Buskirk of Richwoods qualified for state in doubles, but is in the singles draw this year. His partner, Abe Saxena, will be playing doubles with his twin brother, Sid. Barik Olden and Sam Taluc of Morton will be trying to qualify for state for the second time in three years. Ethan Sabotta of Washington was a singles qualifier for state last year, but will be trying to qualify in doubles with partner Adam Valencic.
When: 1 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday
Area teams: Metamora, LaSalle-Peru, St. Bede.
Returning area state qualifiers: Doubles — Ethan Greenfield (Metamora).
Area seeds: Singles — 1 Michael Poppen, Metamora; 3 Brian Lelm, Metamora. Doubles — 1 Greenfield/Grant Gutwein, Metamora; 3 Zack Lambiase/Keegan DeShon, Metamora; 5 Nathan Newman/Jalen Depenbrock, LaSalle-Peru.
Team favorite: Metamora
Outlook: Metamora, which finished sixth at state last year, has the 1 and 3 seeds in both doubles and singles. Ethan Greenfield is trying to qualify for state for the second straight year in doubles, partnered with Grant Gutwein this season for the Redbirds.
Elsewhere: Macomb is at the Chatham-Glenwood Sectional, hosted by the team that finished eighth last year at state. Princeton and Galesburg will be at the Sterling Sectional.