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, March 17, 2022

Tennis rises with second consecutive shutout

 Xavier Prep scored its sixth victory in seven tennis matches and second straight shutout on Wednesday (March 16), 9-0 over visiting Phoenix Mountain Pointe at the Stark Tennis Center.

The Gators had three shutout wins in singles and two in doubles.

The singles shutout winners were sophomore Belanie Soto, freshman Gabrielle Dinan and freshman Chayse Clingam.

The doubles shutouts were by senior Lily Gabler and Dinan, and freshman Maggie Henry and Clingam.

Xavier plays again on Tuesday (March 22) at Glendale Ironwood.

Xavier Prep 9, Phoenix Mountain Pointe 0

Wednesday’s result

@ Xavier Prep


Belanie Soto, X, def. Yazmin Hilton, MP, 6-0, 6-0; Lily Gabler, X, def. Brynn Nichols, MP, 6-1, 6-0; Kristina Stender, X, def. Kenadee Terry, MP, 6-1, 6-0; Gabrielle Dinan, X, def. Genevieve Quezada, MP, 6-0, 6-0; Maggie Henry, X, def. Maisa Regalado, MP, 6-1, 6-0; Chayse Clingam, X, def. Reagan Davis, MP, 6-0, 6-0.


Stender-Soto, X, def. Hilton-Nichols, MP, 8-1; Gabler-Dinan, X, def. Terry-Quezada, MP, 8-0; Henry-Clingam, X, def. Regalado-Dav is, MP, 8-0.

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