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TENNIS: Catalina Foothills & Pusch Ridge playing for Southern Arizona sweep

Pusch Ridge boys & Girls (Courtesy Photo)

The top-ranked Catalina Foothills boys blanked No. 5 Bradshaw Mountain 5-0 Friday to advance to the Division II state championship Saturday afternoon at the Paseo Racquet Center against No. 3 Salpointe. The Lancers took care of No. 2 Cactus Shadows 5-1 in the other D-II semifinal match.

The Falcons have now won 87 matches in a row dating back to a semifinal loss in 2013. In addition, the Falcons have taken care of the Lancers eight times in a row, including back-to-back state championship matches in 2014 and 2015.

The Falcons squeaked by with a 5-4 win over Salpointe in April so this final could go down to the last doubles match on Saturday. Incidentally, the Lancers are the last team to beat Catalina Foothills in a regular season match, 5-4 in March of 2013.

The No. 2 seeded Catalina Foothills girls beat No. 5 Nogales 5-0 Friday to advance to the D-II state champion match against No. 4 Cactus Shadows on Saturday. The Falcons of Catalina Foothills have won 13 state titles since 2000 but the Falcons of Cactus Shadows have not been to a state final since taking back-to-back runner-up finishes in 1997 and 1998.

The Pusch Ridge boys and girls are attempting to make it a complete sweep after taking all four of the singles and doubles state championships last week. The girls won their fourth team title in 2017 and the boys are playing for their third championship with the last coming in 2013. The Lions took runner-up in 2016.

FRIDAY, MAY 4

GIRLS D-II TENNIS: SEMIFINALS at Paseo
No. 2 Catalina Foothills over No. 5 Nogales, 5-0

GIRLS D-III TENNIS: SEMIFINALS at Paseo
No. 5 Pusch Ridge over No. 1 Thatcher, 5-0

BOYS D-II TENNIS: SEMIFINALS at Paseo
No. 1 Catalina Foothills over No. 5 Bradshaw Mountain, 5-0.
No. 3 Salpointe over No. 2 Cactus Shadows, 5-1

BOYS D-III TENNIS: SEMIFINALS at Paseo
No.3 Pusch Ridge over No. 7 Northland Prep, 5-2

SATURDAY, MAY 5

BOYS D-II TENNIS: CHAMPIONSHIP at Paseo
No. 1 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 3 Salpointe, 2 p.m.

BOYS D-III TENNIS: CHAMPIONSHIP at Paseo
No.3 Pusch Ridge vs. No. 1 Scottsdale Prep, 5 p.m.

GIRLS D-II TENNIS: CHAMPIONSHIP at Paseo
No. 2 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 4 Cactus Shadows, 2 p.m.

GIRLS D-III TENNIS: SEMIFINALS at Paseo
No. 5 Pusch Ridge vs. No. 2 Phoenix Country Day, 5 p.m.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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