Jenne, Harris win two 1A regional matches, qualify for state doubles tourney

Polk County's doubles team of Hannah Jenne, left, and Tana Harris

Polk County’s doubles team of Hannah Jenne and Tana Harris won their first two matches Friday in the 1A West Regional tennis tournament in Elkin, earning a berth in next week’s 1A state championships.

Jenne and Harris won their first match 6-0, 6-1 and then their second-round match 6-1, 6-1 to move into Saturday’s semifinals. The team, who were seeded second overall in the regional, will play that match at 9 a.m.

The state 1A championships will be held October 27-28 at Cary Tennis Park in Cary. First-round play will begin at 9 a.m.

Polk County freshman Julia Griffin, the Western Highlands Conference tournament champion, dropped a 6-2, 6-3 decision to North Stanly’s Merionne Hunt, who finished 13-2 this season playing No. 1 singles, in her first-round match.

“She played absolutely fabulous to have played against a number one seed,” said Polk County head coach Richard Davis.