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.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Gators' Stutz excels on, off tennis court

Led by junior Erica Stutz, the Xavier Prep tennis team defeated host Scottsdale Chaparral 8-1 on Thursday (March 21).

Stutz, who scored a 6-4, 6-1 win as the No. 2 singles player on this day, also teamed with freshman Ryan Kershner in the No. 1 doubles slot for an 8-3 victory over the Firebirds.

Also on Thursday, Stutz was selected as the Academic All-Star of the Week by the media outlet.

Stutz carries a 4.5 weighted GPA and is involved with a number of civic organizations.

Congrats, Erica, and way to go, Gators !!

Xavier (8-0) returns to the court on March 28 with a home match against Chandler High.

Thursday’s result

Xavier Prep 8, Chaparral 1


Tristanne Dechoux, X, def. Gabriella Moss, C, 6-3, 4-6, 10-6; Erica Stutz, X, def. Maitlyn Wang, C, 6-4, 6-1; Ryan Kershner, X, def. Analise Wachtel, C, 6-0, 6-1; Lorelei Glidden, X, def. Cassie Seminoff, C, 7-6, 3-6, 12-10; Kate Stegman, X, def. Anna Ramsook, C, 6-4, 6-3; Erin Hannen, C, def. Emilia Chrostowski, X, 6-3, 6-3.


Kershner-Stutz, X, def. Wang-Wachtel, C, 8-3; Glidden-Dechoux, X, def. Seminoff-Moss, C, 8-4; Victoria Chrostowski-E. Chrostowski, X, def. Ramsook-Katrina Moss, C, 8-3.

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