Tennis: Estelle Fetsis and Ali Grammond continue Pusch Ridge tradition

Ali Grammond. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


Pusch Ridge beat Mountain View 9-0 Wednesday to move to 2-0 on the year while the Mountain Lions started the new season out 0-1. Pusch Ridge finished 12-1 last year with a Division III quarterfinal run.

Pusch Ridge freshman Estelle Fetsis beat Courage Davidson 6-0, 6-0 on the first court to set the tone for the match and No. 2 Ali Grammond beat Annabelle Gute by the same score. Fetsis is the younger sister of Sofia Fetsis who won back-to-back state singles championships in 2018 and 2019. Her brother Christian Fetsis was part of a doubles state championship in 2018 and he was the starting quarterback of the program’s 2017 runner-up finish. Grammond’s brother, Preston Grammond, won state singles titles in 2017 and 2018 at Pusch Ridge and he is now the team manager for the University of Arizona Men’s Tennis Team…



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