Polk County's McClain Koistinen sends a return toward an opponent in a recent match

Hendersonville snapped Polk County’s three-match winning streak on Monday, handing the Wolverines an 8-1 setback in Mountain Foothills 7 Conference boys tennis action in Hendersonville.

The Wolverines dropped to 5-2 overall, 3-2 in league matches. Hendersonville is now 3-2. 3-1.

How it happened: The Bearcats claimed five of the day’s six singles matches, though not without quite a battle at No. 1 singles where Banks Barber dropped a 6-3, 6-7, 10-6 tiebreaker decision to Canyon Hilliard.

Riley Ballentine scored the lone win for the Wolverines at No. 3 singles, also winning that match in a tiebreaker.

Hendersonville swept the three doubles matches to secure the win.

Next up: Polk County, which had defeated Brevard and Avery late last week to extend its winning run, returns home Wednesday to face conference leader R-S Central at 4 p.m.


1. Canyon Hilliard (H) d. Banks Barber 6-3, 6-7, 10-6 tiebreaker; 2. Caiden Hillard (H) d. Jack Smith 6-3, 6-3; 3. Riley Ballentine (PC) d. Sam Kowalak 2-6, 6-4, 11-9 tiebreaker; 4. Mauricio Martinez (H) d. Charlie Jackson 6-3, 6-2; 5. Charlie Dockendorf (H) d. Graham Turner 6-0, 6-1; 6. Hilton Swing (H) d. McClain Koistinen 6-2, 6-3.


1. Hiilliard-Hilliard (H) d. Barber-Ballentine 8-6; 2. Kowalak-Martinez (H) d. Smith-Jackson 8-4; 3. Chacon-Alex Smith (H) d. Turner-David Amitrano 8-3.