Bio

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 AIA365.com, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Five Gator tennis players in top form

Another great achievement for the Xavier Prep tennis program!

Over the weekend in Albuquerque, five Xavier players teamed up with five boys from area schools to win the 18 Advanced USTA Sectionals.

The group will advance to the Nationals in November at the Home of America Tennis facility in Orlando. Four Xavier juniors competed – Erica Stutz, Emily Even, Lorelei Glidden and Jessica Mirmelli. And one freshman rounded out the five – Ryan Kershner.

The group was coached by Xavier assistant coach Ford Oliver.

Congratulations to all!!
The five Xavier players along with coach Ford Oliver, right. From left are Lorelei Glidden, Jessica Stutz, Jessica Mirmelli, Emily Even and Ryan Kershner. (Xavier tennis photo).

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