Polk County senior Grant Waddell returns a shot to Hendersonville's Gray Capps during Thursday's match

Hendersonville ekes out 5-4 win over Polk in rematch

Polk County’s boys team showed its potential Thursday, nearly upending Hendersonville in a 5-4 home loss.

The Wolverines (1-2) dropped a 6-2 decision to the Bearcats in their season opener, but needed to win two doubles matches Thursday to record the victory.

“Just starting to come together a little bit,” said Polk County head coach Richard Davis. “I truly believe we can improve to an even higher level with a bit more work.”

Jack Smith and Jared Searcy each won their singles matches and teamed to win No. 3 doubles to lead Polk.

1. Travis Hoffman (H) d. Adam Kehrer 8-6; 2. Ian Wright (H) d. Matias Akers 9-8 (7-4); 3. Gray Capps (H) d. Grant Waddell 8-4; 4. Jared Searcy (PC) d. Pedro Converto 8-2; 5. Jack Smith (PC) d. Javier Zunniqerios 9-7; 6. Gaige Lewis (PC) d. Bryson McKenny 8-4.

1. Hoffman-Capps (H) d. Kehrer-Akers 6-0; 2. Wright-Alex Lemmons (H) d. Waddell-Lewis 6-2; 3. Searcy-Smith (PC) d. Convero-Carson Jarvis.