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.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Gator tennis bounces back against Pinnacle

 Xavier Prep’s tennis team rebounded from its loss to Chandler Hamilton on Tuesday (April 13) with an 8-1 victory over host Phoenix Pinnacle on Wednesday (April 14).

The Gators will play their third match in as many days on Thursday (April 15) at their Stark Tennis Center home against top-ranked Scottsdale Desert Mountain. Match is at 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday’s results

Xavier Prep 8, Pinnacle 1


No. 1 – Danielle Dyer, X, def. Cristina Kester, P, 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2 – Ava Kester, P, def. Victoria Chrostowski, X, 7-5, 4-6, 10-5.

No. 3 – Megan Wheeling, X, def. Liv Lubenow, P, 6-3, 6-4.

No. 4 – Belani Soto, X, def. Sophie Uzzanti, P, 6-1, 6-1.

No. 5 – Kristina Stender, X, def. Emma Kesic, P, 6-1, 6-2.

No. 6 – Lily Gabler, X, def. Aditi Baghel, P, 6-0, 6-2.


No. 1 – Dyer-Soto, X, won when Pinnacle was disqualified.

No. 2 – Victoria Chrostowski-Emilia Chrostowski, X, def. Uzzanti-Kesic, 8-2.

No. 3 – Wheeling-Stender, X, def. Lubenow-Baghel, P, 6-0.



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