Baja Arizona Notes: UA Adaptive Athletes Lily Lautenschlager & Eric Huayi Court win National Titles; Dillan Baker tops list of Pima Freshmen; Salpointe Hall of Fame Inductees

(Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Arizona Adaptive Athletics Tennis standouts Lily Lautenschlager and Eric Huayi Court win National Championships

University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics freshmen Lily Lautenschlager and Eric Huayi Court both won the 2022 USTA National Doubles Championship at the Alabama Open held in Tuscaloosa. Court also took second place in his singles competition. The UA Wheelchair Basketball team will take on Cincinnati this Friday at Desert Christian at 6:30 p.m.

True freshmen Dillan Baker, Wes Ball, Zach Morgan and Cooper Jones on Pima Men’s Basketball roster

Southern Arizona Player of the Year Dillan Baker (6-6) of Salpointe made his college debut with Pima. Wes Ball (6-7) announced his commitment to play basketball for Pima. Ball averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds his senior year with Marana. Former Pueblo standout Zach Morgan (6-10) is also on the Aztec roster. Former Buena standout Cooper Jones (6-3) averaged 17 points for the Colts.

Salpointe Sports Hall of Fame Inductees


John Condes (Tennis and Golf coach), Jim Flannery (Golf coach), Brad Hassey (Baseball player), David Hohman (Track and Cross Country athlete), Todd Leber (Soccer player), Daniel Olea (Track athlete), Mallorey James Romero (Volleyball player), Nancy Roy (Coach and Educator), Ben Stuart (Soccer player), Bill Tripp (Football and Wrestling coach), Pat Welchert (Football player and coach). Teams: 2003-2004 Boys Soccer, 2004-2005 Boys Golf, 2006-2007 Boys Tennis and 2007-2008 Boys Tennis.


Named one of “Arizona’s Heart & Sol” by KOLD and Casino del Sol, Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and a 2019 AZ Education News recognition. He was a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling and his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is a 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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. He earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater and he was recognized by the Sunnyside School District and by Tucson City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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