Bio

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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Perry dominates Gators in badminton sweep

 Gilbert Perry is leaving little doubt as to which badminton team is Arizona’s best this season.

The Pumas are 9-0.

Xavier had just two matches (one singles, one doubles) that went beyond two sets.

The Gators, now 5-5 overall, have three regular-season matches remaining – on Wednesday (Oct. 22) at Tempe Corona del Sol, on Oct. 27 against Phoenix Desert Vista in the XCP home finale, and on Oct. 28 at Scottsdale Chaparral.

Perry 9, Xavier Prep 0

Singles

Kate Macpherson, P, def. Lina Vanderwey, X, 21-10, 18-21, 21-9. Nikhita Jayaraj, P, def. Sophie Riviere, X, 21-16, 23-21. Ashley Rodarte, P, def. Lauren Etsitty, X, 21-6, 21-10. Adrianna Ramos, P, def. Mia Velasco, X, 21-16, 21-19. Emma Cross, P, def. Malindi Kilb, X, 21-10, 21-7. Jayden Montano, P, def. Zoe Barton, X, 21-8, 21-7.

Doubles

Rodarte-Jayaraj, P, def. S. Riviere-Vanderwey, X, 21-12, 21-15. Ramos-Macpherson, P, def. Velasco-Etsitty, X, 21-10, 21-9. Montano-Cross, P, def. Kilb-Barton, X, 15-21, 21-15, 21-16.

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