Xavier finished the regular season at 12-2 and now will wait until Oct. 20, when the Division I state tournament for singles and doubles players begins. The team portion of the state tournament will begin Oct. 23.
“The match against Perry was tough on so many levels. It was a difficult match, both physically and mentally,’’ said Xavier coach Sue Contreras, whose team defeated Perry a year ago to win its fourth straight state title.
“We expended a lot of energy against Perry, but we came back today and battled through.’’
The Gators will focus initially on the singles and doubles play, but it is the team aspect that will draw the most attention in the coming weeks.
“We want to be prepared for the tournament and we want to finish strong as a team,’’ Contreras said.
Xavier did not lose a game against Basha and seniors Maddie Reinhart and Alexa Wolfson led the way with victories in singles and a triumph in doubles.
Xavier vs. Chandler Basha
Maddie Reinhart def. Basha, 11-1, 11-9.
Alexa Wolfson def. Basha, 11-9, 11-7.
Mimi Zurbriggen def. Basha, 11-7, 11-9.
Misaal Irfan def. Basha, 11-5, 11-3.
Maeve Lee def. Basha, 11-4, 11-3.
Anai Hernandez def. Basha, 11-1, 11-1.
Reinhart-Wolfson def. Basha, 15-10, 15-11.
Zurbriggen-Rebecca Ryan def. Basha, 15-10, 15-8.
Hernandez-Maddie Dines def. Basha, 15-4, 15-8.