Tennis Racket and Balls

Four of the five local tennis teams who were alive in the second round of the state playoffs advanced to the semi-finals.

The lone team to lose were the No. 5 ranked Ironwood Ridge boys. They fell 5-2 to a Nogales team that has caught fire. That same Nogales team will now face No. 1 Catalina Foothills on Friday. The Falcons cruised past No. 8 Notre Dame Prep 5-0 on Tuesday.

In Division III the Pusch Ridge boys beat Chandler Prep 5-0 and will now face Estrella Foothills Friday in Phoenix at the Paseo Racquet Center.

On the girls side both Ironwood Ridge and Catalina Foothills advanced and will face each other on Friday. The Falcons beat No. 3 Lake Havasu 5-0, while Foothills beat No. 7 Prescott 7-1.

Full Friday Schedule, all matches at the Paseo Racquet Center:

9 a.m. No. 5 Nogales vs. No. 1 CATALINA FOOTHILLS

12 p.m. No. 6 IRONWOOD RIDGE vs. No. 2 CATALINA FOOTHILLS

2 p.m. No. 3 Estrella Foothills vs. No. 2 PUSCH RIDGE

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