Galion High School weekly tennis roundup

MARION — After dropping two contests to undefeated Buckeye Valley last week, Galion traveled to Marion to face-off against the Presidents on Tuesday, May 2 in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference action.

The Tigers got back on the winning track, beating 4-1 to improve to 10-6 overall and 4-5 in the conference.

Lucas Conner would start the scoring for Galion, winning his second singles matchup by a score of 6-3, 6-0. Also scoring in singles was Landon Rose at third singles. Rose was victorious in straight sets; 6-4, 6-4.

Tyler Harris dropped his first singles match on the afternoon; 5-7, 2-6.

Both of the doubles teams from Galion would win their matches on the day.

Nic Oehler and Matt Sparks cruised to a victory at first singles; 6-2, 6-2. At second doubles, Max Papenhausen and Bryce Barnhart also earned a 6-2, 6-2 win.

Upper Sandusky 4, Galion 1

UPPER SANDUSKY — Galion’s tennis squad made the journey to Upper Sandusky on Wednesday afternoon to meet up with the Rams in a non-league contest.

Head coach Tom Pawsey switched things around a bit as far as who played where but Upper got the best of the Tigers, winning 4-1.

The lone point scored for the visiting Galion squad was provided by Lucas Conner at second singles. Conner needed three sets to capture the victory; 2-6, 6-4, 6-0.

In other singles action, Landon Rose was defeated at first singles; 0-6, 3-6 and Bryce Barnhart, usually part of the second doubles team, lost at third singles; 2-6, 0-6.

Nic Oehler and Matt Sparks suffered a rare loss at first doubles; 1-6, 3-6 and Max Papenhausen teamed up with Tyler Harris in second doubles and were defeated; 4-6, 4-6.

Galion is now 10-7 overall this season and remain at 4-5 in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference.

On Saturday, Galion is scheduled to compete in the MOAC tournament, originally scheduled for last Saturday. Action will be at River Valley High School or Grant Middle School in Marion. Rounding out the regular season for the Tigers will be a trip to Bucyrus on Monday May 8 and then a home, non-league match against St.Pete’s on Tuesday.


By Chad Clinger

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