Tennis state tournament: Sabino's Lee, Bonhoff win state doubles title

2011-05-10T00:00:00Z 2011-05-12T06:45:03Z Tennis state tournament: Sabino's Lee, Bonhoff win state doubles title Arizona Daily Star
May 10, 2011 12:00 am

Sabino's Jackson Lee and Stephen Bonhoff won the boys doubles title Monday at the Division III tournament at the Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale.

The freshman-junior duo beat Phoenix Veritas Prep 6-1, 6-4 in the championship match. Earlier in the day, Lee and Bonhoff topped Desert Christian's Luke Gleason and Conner Roberts 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals.

"We were both excited to get there, and once we won it we were stoked," Bonhoff said in a phone interview. "We went beast mode. Hopefully we can win it again next year."

Lee and Bonhoff didn't start playing together until later in the season.

Coach David Klees put them together in hopes they would emerge as one of the top doubles teams in the state.

"Jackson is short and quick," coach Klees said. "Stephen is taller and has a big serve and big presence at the net.

"Jackson wanted to play with Stephen. The chemistry was there."

Southern Arizona took first and third place with Connor Johnson and David Strong from St. Gregory Prep, beating Gleason and Roberts 7-6, 6-1 in the third-place match.

In singles action, top-seeded James Soper, a junior from Sabino, advanced to the championship match but lost 6-3, 7-5 to Brandon McMaster. McMaster, a junior from Thatcher, was the No. 2 seed.

"He just stayed consistent, and that's everything," Soper said. "I'll be ready for him next year."

There also was plenty going on with the girls.

Catalina's Vivian Pierson lost 6-0, 6-3 to top-seeded Erin Cory from Estrella Foothills after knocking off Jenna Harris from Fountain Hills 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 in the semifinals.

Pusch Ridge Christian's Allie Scott, a sophomore, finished third in the singles tournament for the second year in a row.

She lost 6-2, 6-2 to the eventual champion and then blanked third-seeded Harris 6-0, 6-0 in the third-place match.

Fifth-seeded Susanna Studwell and Leah Dajches from Sabino placed third in doubles. They beat No. 6 Sami Towne and Mara Batinica from Pusch Ridge 6-1, 6-7, 6-2 in the consolation match.

Pusch Ridge coach David Towne was happy with the outcome in the new setup against tougher competition.

"I think this was a great step playing against some of the bigger schools," he said. "I'm really proud of how the kids competed."

STATE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Softball

5A-II fourth round

Today

• No. 11 Sunnyside vs. No. 10 Scottsdale Chaparral, 4 p.m., Phoenix Sandra Day O'Connor, east field

5A-I fourth round

Today

• No. 10 Salpointe Catholic vs. No. 2 Gilbert, 6 p.m., Phoenix Rose Mofford Complex

4A-I second round

Today, all games at 4 p.m.

• No. 9 Scottsdale Saguaro at No. 1 Canyon del Oro

• No. 6 Cienega at No. 3 Peoria Sunrise Mountain

• No. 5 Sahuaro at No. 4 Queen Creek

4A-II second round

Today, all games at 4 p.m.

• No. 8 Bullhead City Mohave at No. 1 Sahuarita

• No. 7 Douglas at No. 2 Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep

Boys volleyball

5A-I first round

Today, all matches at 6:30 p.m.

• No. 16 Tucson at No. 1 Salpointe Catholic

• No. 14 Rincon/University at No. 3 Phoenix Brophy

• No. 11 Mountain View at No. 6 Gilbert

• No. 9 Ironwood Ridge at No. 8 Phoenix Mountain Pointe

2A-4A first round

Today, all matches at 6:30 p.m.

• No. 9 Cholla at No. 8 Marana

• No. 12 Tempe McClintock at No. 5 Sahuaro

• No. 11 Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep at No. 6 Sabino

• No. 10 Cienega at No. 7 Chandler Seton Catholic

Baseball

4A-I second round

Wednesday

• No. 8 Cienega vs. No. 1 Peoria Sunrise Mountain, 7 p.m., at Phoenix Municipal Stadium

• No. 12 Pueblo vs. No. 4 Sabino, TBD

• No.11 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 3 Prescott, 4 p.m., at Camelback Ranch in Glendale

4A-II second round

Wednesday

• No. 6 Catalina vs. No. 3 Gilbert Williams Field, 4 p.m., at Surprise Stadium

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