Pusch Ridge Boys (D-III)
Rincon/UHS Girls (D-I)
Catalina Foothills Girls (D-II)
Sabino Girls (D-III)
Pusch Ridge beat Walden Grove 7-2 Tuesday to move to 5-0 on the year. The streak includes wins over Division II opponents Salpointe, Ironwood Ridge and Canyon del Oro. The Lions are ranked No. 1 in D-III despite losing the services of two-time state champion Preston Grammond.
Grammond is taking a few matches off to care for his shoulder but he should be back before the season is over according to his father, and assistant coach, Mike Grammond. The Lions were also missing junior standout Diego Rodriguez due to illness so his brother, Daniel Rodriguez, took the main court against Walden Grove.
Diego teamed up with Christian Fetsis to win the D-III doubles title last year but Fetsis graduated so that vacancy opens up a lot of options for the program come state finals when the Lions will attempt to defend their team title.
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