Lancers girls, Nighthawks boys in state tennis finalsby Raymond Suarez on Apr. 28, 2009, under Sports
Citizen Staff Writer
HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP
The Salpointe Catholic High School girls tennis team advanced to the finals of the Class 5A Division I team tournament after defeating No. 1 Phoenix Xavier on Monday.
The No. 4-seeded Lancers will play No. 2 Tempe Corona del Sol at the Glendale Paseo Racquet Center at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Christine Mordaunt sealed the win for Salpointe in the No. 2 singles matchup. She defeated Sarah Serrano 6-2, 7-5.
Salpointe will attempt to win its third state title in four years.
• In 5A-II action, No. 4 Ironwood Ridge lost to No. 1 Phoenix Pinnacle 5-0 in the semifinals.
Ironwood Ridge will go for its second 5A-II state team title in any many years on Tuesday.
The No. 1-seeded Nighthawks will play No. 2 Scottsdale Horizon at the Glendale Paseo Racquet Center at noon.
Ironwood Ridge beat No. 13 Phoenix Pinnacle 5-0 to advance.
In 5A-I action, No. 5 Salpointe fell to No. 1 Tempe Corona del Sol 5-0 in the semifinals.