GALION — The Galion High School girls tennis squad dropped a hard-fought match to Clear Fork on Thursday. The Lady Colts prevailed 4-1 in a Mid Ohio Athletic Conference contest played at Heise Park.
The first doubles team of Emma Maguire and Lydia McCabe netted Galion’s only win in the match, securing a win in three sets over Clear Fork’s Jessica Farnsworth and Hannah Therrien, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
In first singles, Galion’s Taylor Henry lost in straight sets to Clear Fork’s Riley Brokaw, 1-6, 0-6.
At second singles, Galion’s Keiah Coulter also lost in straight sets to Clear Fork’s Noel Cline, 0-6, 0-6.
Galion’s Emma Ross played a marathon 3-hour match at third singles, falling in the end to Clear Fork’s Maddie Clark, 6-4, 4-6, 6-7.
In second doubles play, Zoee Reagen and Kenzie Bowman lost in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, to the Clear Fork duo of Elizabeth Langer and Jordan Pfeifer. That match took three hours to complete.
Galion is now 1-3 overall and 0-2 in MOAC play. The Lady Tigers travel to Shelby on Tuesday.
Marion Harding 4, Galion 1
MARION — Galion High School lost its opening match of the Mid Ohio Athletic Conference tennis season on Tuesday. The Lady Tigers dropped a 4-1 decision to Marion Harding.
Galion’s Emma Ross experienced her first competition as a singles player and captured a straight sets victory against Harding’s Anya Reynolds in a third singles match that lasted three hours. Ross prevailed 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-2) for her inaugural singles win.
At first singles, Taryn Simmers of Harding defeated Galion’s Taylor Henry in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.
In the second singles match, Harding’s Ryleigh Tillman defeated Keiah Coulter in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0.
At first doubles, Harding’s Sofi Tinnerello and Karli Harris defeated Emma Maguire and Lydia McCabe, 6-2, 6-3.
At second doubles, Harding’s Kenzie Parrish and Jayde Pineda defeated Kenzie Bowman and Zoee Reagan, 6-1, 6-0.
With the loss to Marion Harding, Galion drops to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in league play.
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