Ryan Heider captured the Western Highlands Conference tennis tournament championship on Thursday, sweeping through the tourney at Polk County.
Heider defeated Owen’s Lorenz Hoover 10-1 in the championship match. The Wolverine senior lost just two games in his three matches during the day.
Polk County’s Henry Heider and Adam Kehrer reached the doubles final, but dropped an 8-3 decision to Owen’s Hunter Haynes and Wyatt Lehman.
The Wolverines still have one more regular-season match, an April 23 showdown with Owen at Polk that will settle the WHC regular-season title.
Ryan Heider and the Heider-Kehrer doubles team earned a berth in the 1A West Regional set for May 3-4 in Elkin.
J. Swoap (Owen) d. E. Ayers (Avery) 10-1
Ryan Heider (Polk County) d. Swoap 10-0
B. Nightingale (Owen) d. Grant Waddell (Polk County) 10-4
N. Ledford (Mountain Heritage) d. E. Colson (Owen) 10-6
L. Hoover (Owen) d. L. Watrous (Mountain Heritage) 10-2
Heider d. Nightingale 10-1
Hoover d. Ledford 10-4
Heider d. Hoover 10-1
Mencis-Roy (Mountain Heritage) d. Jared Searcy-Alfredo Avellaneda (Polk County) 8-6
Lehman-Haynes (Owen) d. Mencis-Roy 8-1
Henry Heider-Adam Kehrer (Polk County) d. Phillips-Argent (Owen) 8-0
Lehman-Haynes d. Heider-Kehrer 8-3