Xavier College Preparatory senior Madison Clarke captured the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Division I high school girls state singles title for the third consecutive year by defeating Corinne Prost of Liberty High School in Peoria in the May 1 championship match.
She was also one of only 38 young women nationwide to be named a 2015 All-American by the National High School Tennis All-American Foundation, an honor that she received last year as well.
Madison is the top-seeded player on the Xavier team that will defend its state championship title this weekend in the team tournament at the Paseo Racquet Club.
She will graduate from Xavier May 16 and attend Santa Clara University in the fall.
In other tennis news, Xavier varsity coach Laurie Martin and her family won the United States Tennis Association Central Arizona “Family of the Year Award” for their significant contributions to the game of tennis.