Polk County’s girls tennis team tuned up for its final week of regular-season play with a pair of Western Highlands Conference victories this week.
The Wolverines topped Mountain Heritage 5-4 at home on Wednesday, improving their record to 12-4 overall, 4-2 in conference play. That win came on the heels of a 7-2 road victory on Tuesday at Avery.
Hannah Jenne (10-1), Bella Marino (10-7) and Trinity Branham (10-1) each won their singles matches Wednesday as the teams moved to doubles tied at 3. Jenne and Harris earned an 8-0 win at No. 1 doubles and Marino and Branham claimed an 8-3 win at No. 3 doubles to seal the match.
The Wolverines are now slated to host Owen on Wednesday, Oct. 5, then travel to Hendersonville on Oct. 6 to conclude their regular season. Hendersonville is currently undefeated in WHC play while Owen is in second.
POLK COUNTY 7, AVERY 2
1. Hannah Jenne (PC) d. Ollianne Raney 10-1; 2. Tana Harris (PC) d. Morgan Paris 11-10 (7-5); 3. Haven Dufford (PC) d. Ellie Kitchin 10-4; 4. Bella Marino (PC) d. Madison Johnson 10-6; 5. Trinity Branham (PC) d. Hannah Rice 10-7; 6. Aidan Betz (A) d. Ava Marino 11-9.
1. Jenne-Harris (PC) d. Raney-Betz 8-3; 2. Paris-Rice (A) d. B. Marino-Branham 8-3; 3. Dufford-A. Marino (PC) d. Kitchin-Madison Johnson 8-2.