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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.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Freshman tennis teams begin their seasons

The Xavier Prep freshman tennis A and B teams opened their season on Thursday (Sept. 6).

The A team traveled to Phoenix Mountain Pointe (Ahwatukee) and won 3-1. Some matches were reduced to the exhibition classification, Xavier playing against itself, due to limited numbers for Mountain Pointe.

Team A results:

Singles

Halston Yerxa (X) def. Mountain Pointe 6-0. Emma Whetstone (X) def. Mountain Pointe 6-0. Mountain Pointe def. London Wood (X) 6-4.

Doubles

Gracie Garrett-Alison Harris (X) def. Mountain Pointe 6-0.

The B team played at home at the Stark Center, falling to visiting Chandler Hamilton 6-3.

Team B results:

Singles

Hamilton def. Caroline Cobb (X) 8-2. Elena Titus (X) def. Hamilton 8-6. Hamilton def. Virginia Brown (X) 8-3. Katie Anthony (X) def. Hamilton 8-4. Emily Lunt (X) def. Hamilton 8-3. Hamilton def. Lauren Ashton (X) 8-6.

Doubles

Hamilton def. Cobb-Titus (X) 8-0. Hamilton def. Megan Scheller-Katie Anthony (X) 8-3. Hamilton def. Marissa Mansour-Sophia Flores (X), 8-0.

What’s next?

Team B will play Tuesday (Sept. 11) at home against Tempe Marcos de Niza. Team A will play Wednesday (Sept. 12) at home against Gilbert Perry.

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