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, September 20, 2019

Freshman "A" tennis wins, badminton falls

The Xavier Prep freshman “A” tennis team evened its record at 1-1 with a 9-0 victory over visiting Tempe Corona del Sol at the Stark Tennis Center on Thursday (Sept. 19).

And the Xavier badminton team suffered a tough 5-4 loss at Scottsdale Chaparral, while the junior varsity won 7-2.

Xavier’s tennis winners:

Singles – Sophia Kleingartner, Olivia Taylor, Alissen Orrego, Riley Dowdall, Bryn Murphy and Lilly Reaves.

Doubles – Kleingartner-Taylor, Reese Brown-Orrego, Anna Pisoni-Dowdall.

The A Team will return to the court on Tuesday (Sept. 24) with a match at Tempe Marcos de Niza.

And the badminton team will be back at Chaparral on Saturday (Sept. 21) for the Firebird Invitational.

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