Gardner finishes fourth in state tennis tournament

— Poland senior Garrett Gardner placed fourth in the Division II state tennis tournament today after losing the third-place singles match to Lexington's Mason Dragos, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1).

Gardner won twice on Friday to reach today's semifinals. He lost to defending state champion Asher Hirsch of Cincinnati Country Day, 6-3, 6-1, this morning, setting up the third-place match with Dragos.

Gardner finishes his high school career as a three-time state qualifier, including the last two years in singles. He has committed to attend Valparaiso University and play tennis for the Crusaders.

Visit later and read Sunday's Vindicator sports section for complete details.

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