Galion advances in state coaches tennis tournament

LEXINGTON — On Friday, April 8, the Galion Tigers boys tennis team made up their originally scheduled match with Lima Central Catholic in the Coaches State Tournament.

Galion advanced in the tournament, winning 3-2.

The scoring began for the Tigers with Nic Oehler, playing at third singles. Oehler, who won 6-2, 6-3.

Doubles teams for Galion picked up the other two points.

At first doubles, Matt Sparks and Bryce Barnhart were victorious in three sets; 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Luke Eisnaugle and Alec Dicus won at second doubles, 6-2, 6-0.

Landon Rose dropped his match at first singles, 0-6, 1-6 and Tyler Harris lost at second singles, 2-6, 3-6.

Galion rolls Pleasant, 3-2

MARION — For the second time last week, Galion defeated Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference foe Marion Pleasant.

After a clean, 5-0 defeat earlier in the week in Galion, the Tigers traveled to Marion and won 3-2. With the victory, Galion is 4-1 overall and 2-0 within the conference.

Matt Sparks played with a different doubles partner and still picked up a victory. This time it was Max Papenhausen.They won 6-3, 6-0. At second doubles, Tyler Harris and Bryce Barnhart cruised to a 6-1, 6-2 win.

Tanner Amos, playing at first singles won 6-0, 6-1.

Lucas Conner dropped his match at second singles; 2-6, 3-6 and Landon Rose, at third singles, was defeated; 1-6, 2-6.

On Monday April 10, Galion will host the Mansfield Senior Tygers in a non-league contest. Tuesday brings a road trip to Caledonia for the Tigers as they meet up with MOAC foe River Valley. Another league match awaits Galion, this time against Harding at home on Thursday.


By Chad Clinger

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