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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.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tennis team back on path to success



A week’s layoff did Xavier Prep’s tennis team some good, as the Gators rebounded from a loss to Scottsdale Chaparral with a decisive 9-0 win over host Chandler Hamilton on Tuesday (March 21).
Sophomore Tristanne Dechoux won her singles match, then came back to team up with Emily Even for a doubles victory.
The Gators, now 6-1, return home for a match on Thursday (March 23) against Mesa High. Start time is 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday’s results
Xavier Prep 9, Hamilton 0
Singles
Tristanne Dechoux, X, def. Hamilton 6-1, 6-0.
Erica Stutz, X, def. Hamilton 6-0, 6-1.
Emily Even, X, def. Hamilton 6-3, 6-3.
Maddy Corley, X, def, Hamilton 6-1, 6-1.
Jessica Mirmelli, X, def. Hamilton 6-0, 6-0.
Kate Straneva, X, def. Hamilton 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles
Dechoux-Even, X, def, Hamilton 8-4.
Stutz-Shelby Daniel, X, def. Hamilton 9-8 (7-4).
Corley-Mirmelli, X, def. Hamilton 8-2.


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