By Steve Svetovich
Holy Cross graduating senior tennis player Logan Gregory earned his second straight All Region selection after finishing 15-4 overall at No. 1 singles.
Son of David and Tammy Gregory, Logan is also a two-time Times-Tribune all-star for tennis.
Logan, who graduated with a 3.0 academic average, said he will probably attend Kings College in the fall. He is undecided about a major, but will play tennis in college.
Logan had a tennis record of 28-10 the past two seasons at Holy Cross.
He reached the District 2 Class 2A semifinals and was a Lackawanna League Coaches’ Class 2A all-star for the second year in a row. Logan reached the District 2 Class 2A semifinals in doubles with Holy Cross teammate Joey Lennon who was also an All Region selection as a junior.
He led Holy Cross to the District 2 Class 2A semifinals.
Logan said he initially gained interest in tennis from his dad and Bill Stege, a tennis coach at Birchwood Country Club. Logan started taking tennis lessons at Birchwood when he was 12.
Logan said lessons learned from his parents were simple and to the point. “Work your way through things and keep plugging,” he said.
Logan said he learned a lot about his serve through coach Stege at Birchwood.
John Azzarelli was his tennis coach at Holy Cross.
“Coach Azzarelli taught me a lot about the mental part of the game. He taught me to be both a better person and a better tennis player.”
Logan was asked what it takes to excel at tennis. “You need to be strong mentally and practice a lot.”
Logan said he enjoys listening to music in his spare time and would love to see Billy Joel in concert.
The tennis stalwart said he enjoyed his experience at Holy Cross. “It was a good experience and a lot of fun.”
Logan, who enjoys playing pickup basketball, has a very simple future goal. “To have a career,” he said.
In the meantime, he will continue to have fun and improve his tennis game.