The Xavier Prep badminton team ran its dual-match record to 10-0 on Wednesday (Sept. 30) with a 9-0 victory over visiting Mesa Mountain View, and the XCP junior varsity matched that record with a 9-0 victory.
“The girls are coming along,’’ said Xavier assistant coach Susie Murphy, filling in for head coach Nancy Meyer. “We’re not quite where we need to be. We have three matches left (actually four), so hopefully we’ll be peaking at the right time.’’
Xavier’s final four matches are Thursday (Oct. 1) at Mesa Dobson, at home against Mesa Red Mountain on Oct. 7, at Phoenix Desert Vista on Oct. 14 and at Scottsdale Desert Mountain on Oct. 20.
The Gators breezed through their six singles matches, but Mountain View put up more of a challenge in doubles. A couple of those matches were close, including the one between XCP’s No. 1 duo of Kirielle Singarajah and Katie Russell, who defeated Mountain View’s No. 1 team of Amber Beeney and Shalise Uchytil 15-12 and 17-15.
“We need to work a little more on our doubles,’’ Murphy said.
No. 1 Kirielle Singarajah (X) def. Amber Beeney (MV) 11-0, 11-2. No. 2 Sydney LaPierre (X) def. Ashley Church (MV) 11-2, 11-6. No. 3 Katie Russell (X) def. Shalise Uchytil (MV) 11-4, 11-9. No. 4 Laura Pearl (X) def. Briana Allred (MV) 11-4, 11-3. No. 5 Emily Woodrow (X) def. Brenna Cordon (MV) 11-0, 11-2. No. 6 Kiana Macdonald (X) def. Brynn Shults (MV) 11-2, 11-4.
No. 1 Singarajah-Russell (X) def. Beeney-Uchytil (MV) 15-12, 17-15. No. 2 LaPierre-Woodrow (X) def. Church-Allred (MV) 17-14, 15-6. No. 3 Pearl-Macdonald (X) def. Cordon-Shults (MV) 15-12, 11-4.