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.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Badminton rolls past O'Connor for 2nd win

Xavier Prep’s badminton team continued its quick start to the new season, winning its second match in a row with an 8-1 road triumph at Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor on Tuesday (Sept. 4).

Among the highlights were Maeve Lee’s 11-5, 11-6 in No. 1 singles, and Alex Kockinis stepping in at No. 6 singles for an 11-7, 11-2 victory.

All three doubles teams won.

The XCP junior varsity had a tough match, battling back and forth, before falling 5-4.

Xavier has another road match on Thursday (Sept. 6) against Phoenix Pinnacle.

Tuesday’s results

Xavier Prep 8, Sandra Day O’Connor 1

Singles

Maeve Lee, (X), won 11-5, 11-6

Jane Tiffany (X), lost 1-11, 1-11

Taylor Dines (X), won 11-2, 11-5

Maddie Dines (X), won 11-0, 11-6

Mayse Dunn (X) won 11-0, 11-3

Alex Kockinis (X) won 11-7, 11-2.

Doubles

Lee-Tiffany (X) won 15-2, 15-4

T Dines-M Dines (X) won 15-3, 15-9

Dunn-Kockinis (X) won 15-0, 15-3

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