Barber earns All-WNC boys tennis selection

Polk County freshman Banks Barber has been named to the 2022 All-Western North Carolina boys tennis team as chosen by the Citizen-Times in Asheville.

Barber played No. 1 singles and doubles for Polk County in his first season of competitive tennis, qualifying for the 2A West Regional.

He compiled a 7-10 record, but six of those 10 losses came against players who qualified for the state 2A individual tournament.

Barber dropped a 6-2, 6-0 decision to eventual state champion Tyler Ramanata in regional play. The two games Barber won equalled the most Ramanata lost to any opponent in his march to the state title.

Community Partners