CENTENARY, Ohio — Now that’s going out in style.
The Gallia Academy tennis team completed its regular season with a four-match winning streak after posting a trio of wins last week against Southeastern Ohio Athletic League opponents.
The Blue Devils (9-5, 6-2 SEOAL) secured sole possession of second place in the final standings after earning a pair of 3-2 wins at Portsmouth (April 30) and at Logan (May 1), then closed out the home schedule with a 4-1 victory over the Chieftains on Thursday in Gallia County.
GAHS claimed a season sweep of the Cavaliers on Monday night with a 3-2 decision. Kelle Craft and Sean Saltzgaber earned a 6-1, 6-1 win over Hirsch and Pickarski in first doubles, while Riley Nibert and Zach Stewart claimed a 6-4, 6-3 win over King and Sparks in second doubles.
Connor Christian completed the match decision with a 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 victory over Gilliland in third singles. Jared Lester suffered a 6-2, 6-0 setback to Adams in first singles, while Alex Gagucas suffered a 6-0, 6-1 setback to Preston in second singles.
Tuesday at Logan, Nibert and Saltzgaber posted a 6-1, 6-1 win over Bartholomew and Gregory in first doubles and Gagucas and Varun Sharma claimed a 6-2, 5-7, 6-0 decision over Lingerak and Polly in second doubles.
Christian completed the match decision with a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory in third singles over Morgan. Lester dropped a 6-1, 6-3 decision to Clay in first singles, while Craft suffered a 6-3, 7-6 (10-8) setback to Fuller in second singles.
GAHS wrapped up its regular season Thursday by sweeping the Chieftains at home, as Lester was the only Blue Devil to come up short after dropping a 6-2, 6-1 decision to Clay. Christian posted a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 win over Fuller in second singles, while Saltzgaber earned a 6-7 (7-4), 6-2, 7-5 victory over Fuller in third singles.
Gagucas and Nibert posted a 6-0, 6-2 win over Bartholomew and Gregory in first doubles, while Craft and Stewart earned a 6-1, 6-0 win in second doubles over Lingerak and Polly.