TENNIS PLAYOFFS: Ironwood Ridge to semifinals after defeating Salpointe 5-1


Allie Knox  (Andy Morales/

Allie Knox (Andy Morales/

Ironwood Ridge hosted Salpointe in the quarterfinal round of the Division II playoffs on Wednesday and came away with a 5-1 win to advance.

The No. 4 Nighthawks will take on top-seeded Phoenix Arcadia in the semifinal round on Friday at the Paseo Racquet Center. Division II singles champion Caroline Amos defeated Kelsey Brown (6-0, 6-1) to score Salpointe’s only point of the match…


Ironwood Ridge 5, Salpointe Catholic 1
Caroline Amos (SC) def. Kelsey Brown (6-0, 6-1)
Allie Knox (IR) def. Hailey Swanson (6-0, 6-2)
Kailyn Teel (IR) def. Isa Anaya (6-1, 6-1)
Patricia Bernabe (IR) def. Gabbie Ramirez (6-0, 6-2)
Amanda Betten (IR) def. Alma Wilcox (6-2, 6-2)
Calli Bagshaw (IR) def. Emma Giclas (6-3, 7-5)


Division II

Quarterfinal Round
No. 2 Catalina Foothills 5, No. 7 Rincon/University 3
No. 4 Ironwood Ridge 5, No. 12 Salpointe Catholic 1

Semifinals: Friday, May 8 (Paseo Racquet Center)
No. 2 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 3 Notre Dame Prep, Noon
No. 4 Ironwood Ridge vs. No. 1 Arcadia, 11 am

Division III

Quarterfinals: May 6.
No. 1 The Gregory School lost to No. 9 Buckeye Union, 5-3
No. 10 Sabino lost to No. 2 Estrella Foothills, 5-0


Division II

Semifinals: Friday, May 8 (Paseo Racquet Center)
No. 1 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 4 Thunderbird, 9 am
No. 3 Salpointe Catholic vs. No. 2 Shadow Mountain, 10 am

Division III

Semifinals: Friday, May 8 (Paseo Racquet Center)
No. 2 Desert Christian vs. No. 6 Pusch Ridge, 2 pm

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at


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