The Salpointe Catholic High School boys and girls tennis teams advanced to their 5A-I state championship matches set for today in Glendale.

The boys blanked Mesa Mountain View 5-0 at Paseo Racquet Center on Wednesday to advance to their first state title match since 2008.

The Lancers lost in the semifinals the previous two seasons.

Also Wednesday, the Salpointe girls beat Mesa Mountain View 5-3. The Lancers will be looking for their third straight state title.

"It's very fun that we're both still alive," girls coach Perri Touché said.

The No. 1 boys will face second-seeded and two-time defending state champion Phoenix Brophy.

The No. 2 girls will go against top-seeded Phoenix Xavier, which they beat to win last year's title.

Both championship matches start at 2 p.m. today at Paseo Racquet Center.

"I think it's cool for both of our teams," boys coach John Condes said. "We'd both love to bring home a title."

Condes got wins from Matt Dunn, Brandon Gerber, Andrew Dunn, Tyler Linscott and Alvaro Leon. The Lancers didn't need doubles play after winning the first five singles matches.

On the girls side, Courtney Amos, Lauren Amos, Meave McGeorge and Nicole Whinery all won singles matches.

The doubles team of Whinery and Marilin Beard clinched the team victory with a 10-3 win.

The second-seeded Ironwood Ridge girls lost to Scottsdale Chaparral 5-0 in the 5A-II semifinals at the same venue. It was a rematch of last year's title game, which No. 6 Chaparral also won.


Both Catalina Foothills teams stayed alive in the 4A-I state tournament Wednesday

The Foothills boys, in search of their seventh straight team title, advanced with a 5-0 win over Scottsdale Saguaro. The Falcons will play No. 4 Cave Creek Cactus Shadows in Tuesday's semifinals.

The Foothills girls, who are looking for their third consecutive title, topped Sabino 6-0 for the third time this year. They will also play Cactus Shadows.

In other boys action, No. 3 Sabino clinched a semifinal berth by beating No. 6 Prescott 5-0. The Sabercats will face second-seeded Avondale Agua Fria on Tuesday.

The Nogales girls escaped No. 6 Canyon del Oro with a 5-4 win to move on to the semifinals. The No. 3 Apaches will play second-seeded Phoenix Sunnyslope.

However, the No. 10 Nogales boys team didn't have the same luck. It narrowly lost 5-3 at Agua Fria.

In 4A-II play, both Douglas teams were eliminated by Scottsdale Arcadia.

The No. 3 Amphitheater boys were knocked out 5-2 by sixth-seeded Phoenix Thunderbird.

All semifinals are Tuesday at Paseo Racquet Center.