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 26, 2021

Tennis dominates again with another shutout

 Xavier Prep’s tennis team won its third match in as many days on Thursday (March 25) and fifth overall, 9-0 over Phoenix Sunnyslope at the Stark Tennis Center.

Singles winners for the Gators were freshman Danielle Dyer, junior Victoria Chrostowski, freshman Megan Wheeling, freshman Belani Soto, junior Katelyn Cowan and freshman Kristina Stender.

The XCP doubles teams of Soto and Dyer, senior Nyla Vranic and Christowski, and Stender and junior Lily Gabler also won.

The Gators again will be at home at Stark for their next match, on Tuesday (March 30) against Chandler Basha.


Thursday, March 25

Xavier Prep 9, Phoenix Sunnyslope 0


Danielle Dyer, X, def. S, 6-0, 6-0. Victoria Chrostowski, X, def. S, 6-0, 6-0. MeganWheeling, X, def. S, 6-1, 6-1. Belani Soto, X, def. S, 6-0, 6-0. Katelyn Cowan, X, def. S, 6-0, 6-0. Kristina Stender, X, def. S, 6-2, 6-0.


Soto-Dyer, X, def. S, 8-0. Nyla Vranic-Chrostowski, X, def. S, 8-0. Stender-Lily Gabler, X, def. S, 8-1.

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