Solid Hendersonville squad tops Polk in non-conference clash

Polk County freshman Julia Griffin earned the Wolverines' lone point in Tuesday's match.

Hendersonville’s girls tennis team showed Tuesday why they may be a force to reckon with in the state 2A playoffs, rolling past Polk County 8-1 in a non-conference match at Polk.

Freshman Julia Griffin earned an 11-10 (7-5) win over Maggie Tinsley at No. 5 singles to provide the Wolverines (3-2) with their only point. Both of Polk County’s losses this season have been to Hendersonville, which moved from the Western Highlands Conference to the Mountain Six Conference this season.

“That’s a very good team,” said Polk County head coach Richard Davis. “They’re going to give some people fits in their new conference.”

The Wolverines travel Wednesday to West Henderson for a non-conference match.

SINGLES
1. McCollough Perry (H) d. Hannah Jenne 10-0; 2. Hamrick Penny (H) d. Tana Harris 10-4; 3. Celia Donaldson (H) d. Haven Dufford 10-5; 4. Ellie jull (H) d. Bella Marino 10-6; 5. Julia Griffin (P) d. Maggie Tinsley 11-10 (7-5); 6. Georgia Lang (H) d. Virginia Rostick 10-3.

DOUBLES
1. Perry-Penny (H) d. Jenne-Harris 8-2; 2. Donaldson-Jull (H) d. Dufford-Marino 8-2; 3. Madison Ogden-Suzanne Thompson (H) d. Ava Marino-Trinity Branham 8-3.