Alfredo Avellaneda

Polk boys serve up first conference tennis title

Polk County’s boys tennis program now has a conference championship to add to the wall of records in the school gym.

The Wolverines clinched a share of the Western Highlands Conference title on Thursday, defeating Mountain Heritage 6-3 in Burnsville.

It marks the first conference title, shared or otherwise, in the program’s history.

Polk County hosts East Henderson on Monday in a non-conference match and then hosts Owen on Tuesday. The Wolverines could win the WHC title outright with a victory over the Warhorses.

Polk County won four of the six singles matches on Thursday, then sealed the win when Ryan Heider and Alfredo Avellaneda earned an 8-0 win at No. 1 doubles.


1. Ryan Heider (PC) d. Nick Mencis 10-0; 2. Henry Heider (PC) d. Drew Roy 10-2; 3. Nate Ledford (MH) d. Jared Searcy 10-7; 4. Grant Waddell (PC) d. Luke Watrous 11-10 (7-4); 5. Adam Kehrer (PC) d. Reece Argent 10-1; 6. Clint Marlow (MH) d. Alfredo Avellaneda 10-5.


1. R. Heider-Avellaneda (PC) d. Mencis-Isaiah Watts 8-0; 2. H. Heider-Kehrer (PC) d. Roy-Argent 8-2; 3. Ledford-Watrous (MH) d. Searcy-Waddell 8-5.