Tigers split matches with Spartans

By Chad Clinger - cclinger@aimmediamidwest.com

GALION — After dropping their tennis match at Pleasant on Wednesday, the Galion Tigers met up with the Spartans again on Thursday, this time at home in Heise Park.

In a much different outcome, the home squad was victorious, defeating Pleasant by a tally of 3-2 to improve to 2-5 overall on the season.

Tyler Harris scored the Tigers first point at first singles, defeating Josh Niles in three sets; 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Zach Grimes earned Galion’s second point at third singles win a straight-set victory over Nash Randall; 6-3, 7-5. The third and clinching point of the day came from the first doubles group of Alec Dicus and Chris Amick. Galion’s duo defeated Isaac Zachmann and Izaiah Wiley; 7-6 (tie, 7-1), 6-4 to secure the Tigers’ second match win of the season.

Max Papenhausen fell at second singles to Pleasant’s Ben Morris; 4-6,1-6 and the second doubles duo of Weston Rose and Kodin West were ousted by Adam Meyer and Zach Abraham of the Spartans in straight sets; 1-6, 5-7.

On Friday, a home makeup match with Mansfield Senior is scheduled as a tune-up before the Bucyrus Invitational on Saturday, April 21.

Pleasant 4, Galion 1

MARION — The Galion Tigers tennis squad was able to get a match in before the downpour came on Wednesday, April 18 against conference foe, the Pleasant Spartans.

Galion managed just one victory on the day, falling to Pleasant; 1-4.

Max Papenhausen at first singles won his contest in straight sets to pick up the Tigers’ only point; 6-1, 6-1.

At second singles, Tyler Harris lost a tough match; 7-5, 0-6, 3-6. Zach Grimes, playing at third singles for the day, lost 6-3, 6-2. In first doubles action, the Galion tandem of Westan Rose and Alec Dicus fell; 3-6, 2-6. The Tigers second doubles duo of Chris Amick and Kodin West were also defeated; 5-7, 2-6.

With the defeat, Galion falls to 1-5.


By Chad Clinger


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