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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 21, 2018

Freshman tennis teams divide their results

The Xavier Prep freshman “A” and “B” tennis teams split their matches on Thursday (Sept. 20).

The “A” team made the long trip to Queen Creek Casteel and dropped a 6-3 decision. The “B” team remained at home at the Stark Tennis Center and earned an 8-0 victory over visiting Chandler Basha.

The teams will each have one match next week. The “B” team will play on the road against Scottsdale Desert Mountain on Wednesday (Sept. 26), and the “A” team also will be on the road on Thursday (Sept. 27) against Chandler Hamilton.

Thursday’s results

Casteel 6, Xavier “A” 3

Singles – Victoria Chrostowski, X, def. Casteel, 8-0; Casteel def. Sammy Field, X, 8-6; Piper Kilb, X, def. Casteel, 8-6; Casteel def. Grace Paul, X, 8-3; Halston Yerxa, X, def. Casteel, 8-4; Casteel def. Caroline Purtill, X, 8-2.

Doubles – Casteel def. Chrostowski-Field, X, 8-6; Casteel def. Kilb-Paul, X, 8-4; Casteel def. Yerxa-Purtill, X, 8-3.

Xavier “B” 9, Basha 0

Singles – Emily Lunt, X, def. Basha, 8-2; Elena Titus, X, def. Basha, 8-0; Caroline Cobb, X, def. Basha, 8-2; Sophia Flores, X, def. Basha, 8-5; Katie Anthony, X, def. Basha, 8-0; Virginia Brown, X, def. Basha, 8-0.

Doubles – Lunt-Titus, X, def. Basha, 8-4; Cobb-Flores, X, def. Basha, 8-3; Anthony-Brown, X, def. Basha, 8-0.

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