The long tennis regular season comes to a close on Tuesday (April 20) with a home match between Xavier Prep and Gilbert Perry. Xavier (11-2) is ranked No. 3 on the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Division I power points list and Perry (10-2) is No. 6.
Xavier set up the finale with a 9-0 win over visiting Chandler High on Monday (April 19) at the Stark Tennis Center.
Highlight of the match was the No. 1 doubles team’s 8-2 win. Junior Ryan Kershner and freshman Dani Dyer teamed up in that one.
Kershner has been sidelined intermittently during the season with an injury, but she and coaches are hopeful that her participation on Monday is a good sign heading into the D-I state team tournament that begins on April 27.
Xavier Prep 9, Chandler High 0
No. 1 – Danielle Dyer, X, def. Devyn Rodriguez, C, 6-3, 6-2.
No. 2 – Victoria Chrostowski, X, def. Macy Winn, C, 6-0, 6-1.
No. 3 – Megan Wheeling, X, def. Hannah Truong, C, 6-2, 7-5.
No. 4 – Belani Soto, X, def. Andrea Lee-Cruz, C, 6-0, 6-0.
No. 5 – Sophia Kleingartner, X, def. Maddie Moran, C, 6-0, 6-0.
No. 6 – Kristina Stender, X, def. Gianna Alexander, C, 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 – Ryan Kershner-Dyer, X, def. Rodriguez-Winn, C, 8-2.
No. 2 – Victoria Chrostowski-Emilia Chrostowski, X, def. Truong-Lee Cruz, C, 8-1.
No. 3 – Wheeling-Soto, X, def. Shruthi Sadhasivam-Sophie Ogles, C, 8-0.