Xavier’s two entries in the Division I state tennis singles and doubles tournament remain alive after second-round victories on Friday (April 26).
singles player Tristanne Dechoux, the No. 2 seed, had received a first-round
bye and defeated Chandler Hamilton’s Nidhi Pulicherla 6-1, 6-1 in her
second-round match at the Gene Autry Sports Complex in east Mesa.
third-seeded XCP doubles team of junior Erica Stutz and freshman Ryan Kershner
also had a first-round bye and defeated Anthem Boulder Creek’s Taylor Kyle and
Darlene Maitern 6-0, 6-1 in the second round.
tournament shifts to the Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale for Saturday’s (April
27) quarterfinals and semifinals. Championship matches will be held on Monday
night (April 29) at Arizona State’s Whiteman Tennis Center in Tempe.
doubles quarterfinals have check-in at 1 p.m., with the matches to follow
shortly thereafter. Semifinals are at 4:30 p.m.
face another Hamilton player in the quarters, No. 7 seed Shivika Agrawal. If
she reaches the semis, Dechoux would meet either No. 3 Savannah Kollock of
Scottsdale Desert Mountain or No. 6 Tanri Nerendran of Tucson Rincon.
Kershner will play No. 6 Elizabeth Vijan and Ava Kester of Phoenix Pinnacle in
the quarters. The winner will move on to the semis against either No. 2 Hailey
Stelson and McKenna Koenig of Desert Mountain or unseeded Sophia Reitano and
Katie Dussault of Hamilton.