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Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:16 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

Ironwood Ridge High School's girls tennis team began its state tournament run Monday, defeating Rincon in six matches.

The Nighthawks play their next round at home this Wednesday at 3:30 against Glendale Ironwood.

This is the first state tournament for Ironwood Ridge freshmen Marissa Baca, Sara Brown and Emma Bose. "I have a strong belief in our team," said Shannon Contreras, the Nighthawk senior and captain who won her match against Samantha Lund, 6-2, 6-1. "I am very proud of each of them."

Second seed Brown blanked Anik Regan, 6-0, 6-0. "I felt relaxed and came to the net with confidence today," Brown said.

Baca, the undefeated third seat, beat Audrey Young, 6-1, 6-0. "I wanted to start strong today," Baca said. "I felt confident and my strong service game today was a real asset. This was the perfect start for my first state competition."

Bose took command of her match with Amanda Robinson, 6-0, 6-0. "I was so excited to play my in my first state tournament," Bose said. "My first serves were good and my baseline rallies were consistent."

Sophomores McKenzie Grenfell and Alex Prassas both won their matches, 6-0, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-0, respectively.

— Submitted by Cindy Hopcus

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Tuesday, September 30

Boys Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View at Haven Golf Course

Ironwood Ridge, Buena, Catalina at Rincon (Dell Urich)

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at CDO

Maricopa at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Vista Grande

Poston Butte at Catalina Foothills

San Miguel at Pusch Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Wednesday, October 1

Girls Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View vs. Ironwood Ridge (Omnu Tucson National)

CDO, Sunnyside at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Sabino at Catalina Foothills

Cross Country (4:30 p.m.)

Ironwood Ridge, Sahuarita at Flowing Wells (Columbus Park)

Marana, St. Gregory at Catalina Foothills

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

CDO at Ironwood Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills at CDO

JV Football (6.p.m.)

Marana at Maricopa

Salpointe at Mountain View

CDO at Catalina Foothills

Thursday, October 2

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Mountain View, St. Gregory’s, Pusch Ridge at Marana

Girls Volleyball (4, 5, 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Poston Butte

Catalina Foothills at Flowing Wells

Pusch Ridge at Willcox

Varsity Football (7p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills @ CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Rincon

Friday, October 3

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Girls Vollyeball (all day)

CDO, Catalina Foothills at Falcon Invitational

Cross Country

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Desert Twilight Festival

Varsity Footbal (7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at San Tan Valley

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Boys Golf (all day)

CDO at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Swimming (all day)

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Brophy/Xavier Swim Invitational

Girls Volleyball (4 p.m.)

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