Sunnyslope, Xavier take care of business in badminton

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                </div><img title="" alt="" src="http://www.phxfan.com/content_images/Badminton3.jpg" width="143" align="left" border="0" height="88"/>    It was business as usual for Sunnyslope HS and Xavier Prep, as both teams claimed team titles in the 5A and 4A state badminton finals.<br/>    Xavier Prep, the No. 1 ranked team in 5A going into the tournament, defeated Millenium HS in the semis and then went on to win the state championship by beating Mountain Pointe HS.  Sunnyslope, which hadn't lost a match all season in 4A, suffered its first loss in the semis to Apollo HS when it's top player, <span style="font-weight: bold;">Jasmine Fuller</span> was beaten by <span style="font-weight: bold;">Lisa Stackus</span>, No. 1 on the Apollo squad.  The Vikings went on to win, 5-1, and then claimed the championship by defeating Greeway HS for only the second state title in the program's history; the last was in1993.   <br/>    Greenway HS, the No. 2 seed, had to beat No. 3 seed Independence HS to get to the finals.  They clinced the spot in the finals when <span style="font-weight: bold;">Aiessa</span> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Allard</span> and <span style="font-weight: bold;">Ursula Gomez</span> defeated <span style="font-weight: bold;">Janea Chavez</span> and <span style="font-weight: bold;">Tina Tellez</span> in the final doubles match, 15-10, 15-6.  Allard and teammate <span style="font-weight: bold;">Courtney</span> <span style="font-weight: bold;">Heeley</span> also won in the finals, but Sunnyslope wrapped up the win when the Vikings' top doubles team of <span style="font-weight: bold;">Jasmine Fuller</span> and <span style="font-weight: bold;">Renata Arronte</span> took just two games to win their match.<br/><span style="font-style: italic;"></span>    In the 5A division, it was a doubles win by <span style="font-weight: bold;">Courtney Dupuis</span> and <span style="font-weight: bold;">Kendra Hopkins</span> over <span style="font-weight: bold;">Steph Vermillion</span> and <span style="font-weight: bold;">Alex Jenssen</span> that was the pivotal win for Xavier in the semis.  In the finals, it was <span style="font-weight: bold;">Julia Friedman </span>and <span style="font-weight: bold;">Weslie Norris</span> who teamed up for Xavier in a doubles match against Mountain Pointe's <span style="font-weight: bold;">Danielle Steward</span> and <span style="font-weight: bold;">Nadya Zolotova</span> that sealed the win wtih a 15-3, 15-6 victory.    <br/><a href="http://www.phxfan.com/articles/235/1/Sunnyslope-Xavier-take-care-of-business-in-badminton/Page1.html"><span style="font-style: italic;">(click here to comment on this article)</span></a><br/><!-- AddThis Sharing Buttons below -->
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  It was business as usual for Sunnyslope HS and Xavier Prep,
as both teams claimed team titles in the 5A and 4A state badminton
finals.
   
Xavier Prep, the No. 1 ranked team in 5A going into the tournament,
defeated Millenium HS in the semis and then went on to win the state
championship by beating Mountain Pointe HS.  Sunnyslope, which
hadn’t lost a match all season in 4A, suffered its first loss in the
semis to Apollo HS when it’s top player, Jasmine Fuller was beaten by Lisa Stackus,
No. 1 on the Apollo squad.  The Vikings went on to win, 5-1,
and then claimed the championship by defeating Greeway HS for only the
second state title in the program’s history; the last was in1993.
 
   
Greenway HS, the No. 2 seed, had to beat No. 3 seed Independence HS to
get to the finals.  They clinced the spot in the finals when Aiessa Allard and Ursula Gomez defeated Janea Chavez and Tina Tellez in the final doubles match, 15-10, 15-6.  Allard and teammate Courtney Heeley also won in the finals, but Sunnyslope wrapped up the win when the Vikings’ top doubles team of Jasmine Fuller and Renata Arronte took just two games to win their match.
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    In the 5A division, it was a doubles win by Courtney Dupuis and Kendra Hopkins over Steph Vermillion and Alex Jenssen that was the pivotal win for Xavier in the semis.  In the finals, it was Julia Friedman and Weslie Norris who teamed up for Xavier in a doubles match against Mountain Pointe’s Danielle Steward and Nadya Zolotova that sealed the win wtih a 15-3, 15-6 victory.