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.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Badminton team wins second straight match

Xavier Prep’s badminton team earned its second victory in a row on Monday (Sept. 9) with a 7-2 victory over visiting Glendale Mountain Ridge at the Activity Center. The JV triumphed by the same score.

The match was exciting, as three of the six singles battles went three sets and all three doubles meetings went three sets.

The Gators will be back in action on Tuesday (Sept. 10) with a home match against Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor. Start time is 4 p.m.

Varsity results

Xavier Prep 7, Mountain Ridge 2


Kaitlin Tucay, MR, def. Mayse Dunn, X, 21-17, 21-4; Sophie Riviere, X, def. Morgan Pearson, MR, 22-24, 21-9, 21-11; Lina Vanderwey, X, def. Shivani Bahl, MR, 21-9, 21-10; Zoe Barton, X, def. Ali Roskelley, MR, 21-18, 19-21, 21-9; Alex Kockinis, X, def. Alison Pedersen, MR, 22-20, 21-15; Mia Byrd, X, def. Jenna Dickson, MR, 21-23, 21-19, 21-11.


Dunn-Vanderwey, X, def. Tucay-Pearson, MR, 24-22, 17-21, 21-16; Bahl-Pedersen, MR, def. Riviere-Barton, X, 21-18, 11-21, 21-19; Kockinis-Byrd, X, def. Roskelley-Dickson, MR, 23-25, 22-20, 21-7.

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