Gallia Academyâ€™s High School tennis team defeated host Chillicothe Monday 3-2 to improve their overall record to 7-5 and Southeastern Ohio League mark to 4-2.
Mondayâ€™s match came down to third singles. Connor Christian lost the first set, but battled back to win the second set7-5 and the third set, 6-1. Coach Alex Penrod said Christianâ€™s endurance paid off in the match, as his opponent appeared physically and mentally exhausted.
Penrod pointed out GAHS is 21-3 in double matches this spring.
GAHS has two regular season matches left this spring, both are SEOAL matches. Tuesday, GAHS plays at Logan and on May 3, LHS comes to Gallipolis for a makeup contest.
Monday, Galliaâ€™s Jared Lester lost to Adams, 6-2, 6-0 in No. singles. In No. 2 singles, Galliaâ€™s Alex Gagucas lost to Preston, 6-0, 6-1 and in No. 3 singles, Christian beat Chillicothe's Gilliland, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Galliaâ€™s Kelle Craft-Sean Saltzgaber defeated Hirsch-Pickarski 6-3 and 6-2 in first doubles to improve the season mark to 11-1.
In No. 2 doubles Galliaâ€™s Riley Nibert-Zach Stewart downed King=Sparks to improve their season mark to 11-1.
Christian is 8-3 on the year, Craft 6-3, Gagucas 6-5, Lester 5-6, Sebastian 2-1, Sharma 1-2 and Stewart 3-3.
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