DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four 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, October 2, 2014

Frosh tennis splits two matches

The XCP freshman tennis team divided its forces on Wednesday (Oct. 1), falling in a close match to Tempe Corona del Sol 5-4 and recording an 8-1 triumph over Scottsdale Desert Mountain.
The Gators were due to play on Thursday (Oct. 2) at Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep.
Results . . .

Tempe Corona del Sol 5, Xavier Prep 4

No. 1 singles – Jocelyn Zhu (C) def. Carolina Armknecht (X) 8-6.
No. 2 singles – Madelyn Corley (X) def. Maria Manog (C) 8-1.
No. 3 singles – Shreya Varra (C) def. Audrey Polk (X) 8-1.
No. 4 singles – Lucy Vietor (X) def. Suraya Sioique (C) 8-4.
No. 5 singles –Isabella Gordon (X) def. Priya Varra (C) 8-3.
No. 6 singles – Olivia Harris (C) def. Bisola Ojeniyi (X) 8-4.

No. 1 doubles – Armknecht-Corley (X) def. Zhu-Sioique (C) 8-1.
No. 2 doubles – Manaog-Varra (C) def. Vietor-Polk (X) 8-6.
No. 3 doubles – Varra-Harris (C) def. Gordon-Ojeniyi (X) 8-1.

Xavier Prep 8, Scottsdale Desert Mountain 1

No. 1 singles – Mimi Zurbriggen (X) def. Jordon Brown (DM) 8-4.
No. 2 singles – Camilla Sato (DM) def. Rose Larkin (X) 8-3.
No. 3 singles – Sophie Schumaker (X) def. Tala Araghi (DM) 8-5.
No. 4 singles – Katie Shyman (X) def. Autumn Gee (DM) 8-0.
No. 5 singles – Eden Steinhilber (X) def. Emily Bues (DM) 8-1.
No. 6 singles – Xavier won by forfeit.

No. 1 doubles – Tia Kelly-Rebecca Cardon (X) def. Brown-Gee (DM) 8-2.
No. 2 doubles – Amelia Connelly-Isabel Wirth (X) def. Sato-Araghi (DM) 8-6.
No. 3 doubles – Xavier won by forfeit.

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