CENTENARY, Ohio — The Gallia Academy tennis team remained perfect at home this season following a 5-0 victory over visiting Ironton Friday in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.
The Blue Devils won four matches in straight sets and picked up a fifth win by forfeit against the Fighting Tigers, which allowed the hosts to even their season mark to 2-2 overall.
Jared Lester (7-6, 6-1), Zach Stewart (6-0, 6-0) and Alex Gaguras (6-0, 6-1) scored straight set victories in first, second and third singles competition, while Riley Nibert and Sean Saltzgaber posted a 7-5, 6-1 win in first doubles. GAHS also won the second doubles match against IHS by forfeit.
The Blue Devils also defeated Jackson at home on March 28 by a 5-0 count. GAHS lost the season opener at Athens by a 4-1 count and dropped a 3-2 decision at Portsmouth on April 2.
Nibert and Saltzgaber are both 4-0 through four matches, while Gaguras currently stands 2-0 this spring. Connor Christian also owns a 2-1 mark this season.