Bio

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

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tennis responds to Chaparral's challenge



The XCP tennis team faced one of its toughest challenges of the season on Thursday (March 19), traveling to face Scottsdale Chaparral.
It was Chaparral that was the Gators’ opponent in last year’s Division I championship match, and XCP came away with a 5-0 victory.
This time, the Xavier varsity posted a 7-2 victory and the JV won 9-0.
The Gators’ next match is Tuesday (March 25) at Mountain Pointe in Ahwatukee.
Varsity results vs. Chaparral
Singles
Madison Clarke (X) def. Rebecca Sallaway (C) 6-1, 6-0.
Grace Koester (C) def. Scarlet Rush (X) 6-3, 6-1.
Caroline James (X) def. Aubrey Tully (C) 6-2, 6-4.
Jordan Craft (X) def. Aubrie Bailey (C) 6-0, 6-1.
Anne Marie Collins (X) def. Gabie Dobrinka (C) 6-2, 6-2.
Caroline Armknecht (X) def. Victoria Franco (C) 6-4, 7-6 (7-2).
Doubles
Sallaway-Tully (C) def. Rush-James (X) 8-6.
Clarke-Collins (X) def. Koester-Bailey (C) 8-2.
Craft-Armknecht (X) def. Dobrinka-Franco (C) 8-5.
JV results vs. Chaparral
Singles
Kayah Byrd (X) def. Gabby Guigm (C) 8-4.
Madelyn Corley (X) def. Marisa Cannon (C) 8-0.
Stephanie Burckhard (X) def. Taylor Al (C) 8-3.
Elizabeth Bueti (X) def. Grace Essey (C) 8-5.
Bailey Stalcup (X) def. Annie Sutle (C) 8-1.
Kate Staneva (X) def. Nicole (C) 8-3.
Doubles
Corley-Byrd (X) def. Alicia-Alexandra (C) 8-5.
Straneva-Daniels (X) def. Sarah H.-Lauren B. (C) 8-4.
Davidson-Bueti (X) def. Emily O.-Rachel (C) 8-6.
Exhibition
McClelland-Aguilar (X) def. Cailey-Sarah F. (C) 9-8 (12-10).
M.J. O’Gara (X) def. Madeline (C) 8-3.





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