High school tennis: Ironwood Ridge, Salpointe dominate team tournament

2011-04-19T00:00:00Z 2011-04-22T14:00:12Z High school tennis: Ironwood Ridge, Salpointe dominate team tournament Arizona Daily Star
April 19, 2011 12:00 am

Ironwood Ridge and Salpointe Catholic had some double dominance going on Monday afternoon.

Both schools' boys and girls teams easily advanced to the second round of the tennis state tournaments.

The Lancers marched on in the 5A-I bracket, and the Nighthawks advanced in the 5A-II field.

The Ironwood Ridge girls team, seeded second in the 16-team field, blanked visiting Yuma Cibola 5-0.

"We're happy with the way we started things out," Ironwood Ridge coach Bill Little said. "One of the nice things about being a top seed is getting to play a couple of home matches. We like playing at home. It's comfortable to us."

The Nighthawks lost just two games.

Katrina Domingo, Marissa Baca, McKenzie Grenfell, Emma Bose and Amanda Coldren all posted wins.

Ironwood Ridge will play Anthem Boulder Creek in the second round.

For the Ironwood Ridge boys, it was more of the same.

Alec Petford and Josh Taylor, the top two singles players, each won 6-0, 6-0. Connor Spiegel, Dylan Vo and Alex Bose all won matches as well.

Ironwood Ridge will host Goodyear Millennium on Thursday at 12:30 p.m., in the second round.

At the Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club, Salpointe also had an easy time.

The boys blanked San Luis, 5-0. Matt Dunn and Brandon Gerber each posted 6-0, 6-0 wins. Andrew Dunn, Tyler Linscott and Alvaro Leon all won in straight sets.

"There was a little bit of a slow start, but they picked it up as we went on," Salpointe coach John Condes said. "We've been playing a lot of tennis lately, so we may have been a little tired.

The Lancers will face Phoenix Desert Vista at the Racquet Club on Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

The girls team cruised past Sierra Vista Buena 5-0 at the same venue. Courtney Amos, Lauren Amos, Claire Baxter, Nicole Whinery and Marilin Beard all won for the Lancers.

They will face Tempe Corona del Sol on Thursday.

Rincon/University and Sunnyside were both eliminated from the girls bracket.

Mountain View and Tucson didn't make it through on the boys side.

The 4A tournaments start April 25.

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