DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for more than three decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Tennis triumphs against Sunnyslope

Xavier Prep’s tennis team won for the third time this season on Wednesday (Feb. 28), defeating visiting Phoenix Sunnyslope 9-0.

On Tuesday (Feb. 27), the Gators were playing at Phoenix Pinnacle, but that match was stopped by rain and will be resumed on Monday (March 5).

The Gators have another home match on Friday (March 2) against Scottsdale Desert Mountain and will participate in the Kiwanis North Phoenix Invitational on Saturday (March 3) at the Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale.

Xavier 9, Sunnyslope 0


Lorelei Glidden def. Sunnyslope 6-2, 7-6 (7-5). Kate Straneva def. Sunnyslope 6-1, 6-1. Emily Good def. Sunnyslope 6-2, 6-0. Kate Stegman def. Sunnyslope 6-0, 6-1. Phoebe Ransco def. Sunnyslope 6-1, 6-0.


Glidden-Straneva def. Sunnyslope 8-1. Good-Armknecht def. Sunnyslope 8-0. Stegman-Ransco def. Sunnyslope 8-2.

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