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
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).
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
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.
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.
McClelland-Aguilar (X) def. Cailey-Sarah F. (C) 9-8 (12-10).
M.J. O’Gara (X) def. Madeline (C) 8-3.