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.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Xavier tennis finishes with triple play

Xavier Prep’s tennis team recently closed out the regular season with three victories over Mesa Westwood, Tempe Corona del Sol and Gilbert High.
The Gators finished 11-3 and await the start of the individual and state tournaments.
The first and second rounds of the individual portion of the tournament begin April 21 at the Gene Autry sports complex in east Mesa. The first round of the team tournament will be held April 25 at the site of the highest seeds.
Below are the regular-season results.

Xavier 9, Westwood 0
Xavier singles winners – Jessica Miramelli, Lorelei Glidden, Kate Straneva, Shelby Daniel, Emily Good, Kate Stegman.
Xavier doubles winners – Miramelli-Glidden, Straneva-Daniel, Good-Stegman.
Xavier 6, Corona del Sol 3
Singles – Erica Stutz def. Corona del Sol 6-3, 6-1. Emily Even lost to Corona del Sol 6-4, 6-2. Maddy Corley def. Corona del Sol 6-1, 7-5. Jessica Miramelli def. Corona del Sol 6-0, 6-0. Lorelei Glidden def. Corona del Sol 7-5, 6-3. Caroline Armknecht lost to Corona del Sol 6-3, 6-4.
Doubles – Stutz-Even lost to Corona del Sol 8-6. Corley-Miramelli def. Corona del Sol 8-0. Daniel-Straneva def. Corona del Sol 8-3.
Xavier 9, Gilbert 0
Xavier singles winners – Jordan Craft, Maddy Corley, Jessica Miramelli, Lorelei Glidden, Kate Straneva, Shelby Daniel.
Xavier doubles winners – Craft-Daniel, Caroline Armknecht-Glidden, Emily Good-Kate Stegman.

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