Catalina Foothills junior Emily Flowers defeated Brooke Belitz of Notre Dame (6-3, 6-0) to capture her second state singles championship on Monday at the Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale.
Flowers won the 2019 singles state title as a freshman and she was on course to win it as a sophomore before the season was cut short. Former Falcon Selma Fereres won the singles title in 2018.
The 2021 AIA Div. II boys tennis state champion Jared Perry of Catalina Foothills gets his medal next to runner-up Matthew Johanson of Greenway. Perry’s match against Johanson was a three-hour grind [6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5]. pic.twitter.com/tTELjhNQm4
— Dana Scott (@iam_DanaScott) May 4, 2021
Catalina Foothills sophomore Jared Perry defeated Matthew Johanson of Greenway (6-2, 6-7, 7-5) to capture his first title. Former Falcon George Jiang won the state championship in 2017.
The Catalina Foothills doubles team of Abbigail Mulick and Annabelle Mulick took second place as did St. David standout Jordan Merrill in the D-III boys singles championship match.
The team tennis playoffs continue on Tuesday.
#13 Ironwood Ridge up 14-13 over #4 Corona del Sol in the third set of the 1s Flight pic.twitter.com/AIo1lcccwX
— Nighthawk Beach Volleyball (@IRVB_BeachHawks) May 4, 2021
In Beach Volleyball, No. 13 Ironwood Ridge upset No. 4 Corona del Sol (3-2) to advance to the Division I quarterfinals on Wednesday where the Nighthawks will face No. 5 Basha.
Top-seeded Salpointe defeated No. 16 Rancho Solano Prep 5-0 to advance to the D-II quarterfinals where the Lancers will host No. 8 Deer Valley.
SALPOINTE 5, RANCHO SOLANO 0
1: SC- Brandy Kishbaugh/Andrea Owens over Amanda Koath/Mehek Sumar (21-4, 21-12)
2: SC- Rylen Bourguet/Emma Hugeback over Kierra Fox/Bela Potocnjak (21-11, 21-16).
3: SC- Francesca Pieroni/Sophia Hernandez over Jessee Stalcup/Ariel Eytan (21-10, 21-4)
4: SC- Megan Muehlebach/Jalynn Ransom over Olivia Schwallier/Elizabeth Orobiyi (21-9, 21-0).
5: SC- Leah Palomares/Gabriella Monge over Taylor Leier/Brea Austerlade (21-8, 21-3).
MONDAY, MAY 3
BEACH VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUND
I: No. 13 Ironwood Ridge over No. 4 Corona del Sol (3-2)
II: No. 1 Salpointe over No. 16 Rancho Solano Prep (5-0)
II: No. 3 Coconino over No. 14 Canyon del Oro (5-0)
D-II BOYS SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 1 Jared Perry, Catalina Foothills over No. 2 Matthew Johanson, Greenway (6-2, 6-7, 7-5).
D-II GIRLS SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 1 Emily Flowers, Catalina Foothills over No. 2 Brooke Belitz, Notre Dame (6-3, 6-0)..
D-III BOYS SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 1 Ashton Kroeger, Phoenix Country Day over No. 3 Jordan Merrill, St. David (6-3, 6-1).
D-II GIRLS DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 2 Madeline Monroy/Kambra Roles, Canyon View over No. 1 Abbigail Mulick/Annabelle Mulick, Catalina Foothills (6-3, 6-1).
TUESDAY, MAY 4
2A BASEBALL/SOFTBALL PLAY-IN
B: No. 17 Bisbee at No. 16 Willcox, 4 p.m.
B: No. 24 Santa Cruz at No. 9 Morenci, 4 p.m.
S: No. 21 Phoenix Christian at No. 12 Bisbee, 4 p.m.
S: No. 18 St. Augustine at No. 15 St. Johns, 4 p.m.
GIRLS TEAM TENNIS QUARTERFINALS
I: No. 9 Rincon/UHS at No. 1 Desert Mountain, 3 p.m.
II: No. 6 Arcadia at No. 3 Catalina Foothills, 3 p.m.
II: No. 10 Nogales at No. 2 Cactus Shadows, 3 p.m.
II: No. 13 Salpointe at No. 5 Notre Dame, 3 p.m.
III: No. 5 Phoenix Country Day at No. 4 Pusch Ridge, 3 p.m.
BOYS TEAM TENNIS ROUND I
III: No. 9 Veritas Prep at No. 8 Sabino, 3 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5
BOYS TEAM TENNIS QUARTERFINALS
I: No. 8 Rincon/UHS at No. 1 Desert Mountain, 3 p.m.
II: No. 6 Arcadia at No. 3 Nogales, 3 p.m.
II: No. 7 Catalina Foothills at No. 2 Estrella Foothills, 3 p.m.
III: No. 5 AZ College Prep at No. 4 Willcox, 3 p.m.
III: No. 7 Gregory School at No. 2 Scottsdale Prep, 3 p.m.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL QUARTERFINALS
I: No. 13 Ironwood Ridge at No. 5 Basha, 4:30 p.m.
II: No. 8 Deer Valley at No. 1 Salpointe, 4:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, MAY 7
1A/2A SOFTBALL FIRST ROUND
1A BASEBALL FIRST ROUND
SATURDAY, MAY 8
BOYS VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUND
3A/6A SOFTBALL FIRST ROUND
2A/6A BASEBALL FIRST ROUND
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