Polk to host Highland Tech in 1A tennis playoffs opener

Polk County's Tana Harris returns a shot during a match earlier this season. Harris plays No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Wolverines.

Polk County will host Highland Tech in the first round of the state 1A dual team girls tennis playoffs.

The Wolverines (13-2) will host the Rams (7-4) on Wednesday at 4 p.m. according to pairings released Monday by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

The winner of Wednesday’s match will advance to face Lincoln Charter on October 24. Lincoln Charter won the Southern Piedmont Conference title, with Highlands Tech finishing second in the conference.

1A Girls Tennis Playoffs
Wednesday’s First Round
Riverside (5-7) at Bear Grass (5-4)
Voyager Academy (4-6) at Tarboro (11-2)
Chatham Central (10-3) at East Columbus (11-7)
West Columbus (7-11) at Franklin Academy (14-0)
Elkin (11-5) at Bishop McGuinness (14-3)
Mount Airy (11-6) at North Stanly (12-2)
South Stanly (9-4) at Community School of Davidson (7-3)
Highland Tech (7-4) at Polk County (13-2)

Oct. 24 Second Round
Sites TBA
Riverside-Bear Grass winner vs. Holmes (13-4)
Voyager Academy-Tarboro winner vs. East Carteret (12-2)
Chatham Central-East Columbus winner vs. Princeton (10-5)
West Columbus-Franklin Academy winner vs. Raleigh Charter (11-0)
Elkin-Bishop McGuinness winner vs. Gray Stone Day (14-0)
Mount Airy-North Stanly winner vs. East Wilkes (12-5)
South Stanly-Community School of Davidson winner vs. East Surry (15-3)
Highland Tech-Polk County winner vs. Lincoln Charter (7-3)