Xavier Prep’s badminton team finished the regular season with a victory over Chandler High, allowing the Gators to qualify for the Division I state tournament.
And now the real challenge begins.
When the tournament begins on Monday (Oct. 25), 15th-seeded Xavier (8-10-1) will travel to face four-time defending state champion Gilbert Perry (13-1), the No. 2 seed. Perry had a 9-0 shutout of the Gators at Xavier on Sept. 23.
(Seedings in parentheses)
All games, 6 p.m.
Queen Creek (16) at Scottsdale Chaparral (1), Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor (9) at Phoenix Desert Vista (8), Peoria Liberty (12) at Mesa Red Mountain (5), Gilbert Highland (13) at Chandler Basha (4), Chandler Hamilton (14) at Phoenix Sunnyslope (3), Mesa Mountain View (11) at Glendale Mountain Ridge (6), Phoenix Pinnacle (10) at Tempe Corona del Sol (7), Xavier Prep (15) at Gilbert Perry (2).