Polk County’s Andy Ballentine

Polk County netters continue success with win over East Henderson

Polk County’s boys tennis team continued its winning ways on Monday, defeating East Henderson 6-3 in a non-conference home match.

The Wolverines improved to 6-1 with the win. Polk County travels Tuesday to Mountain Heritage with an opportunity to clinch the Western Highlands Conference regular-season championship with a win.

Matias Akers and Andy Ballentine notched singles wins at No. 2 and No. 3 to lead the Wolverines, with Jack Smith at No. 4 and Gaige Lewis at No. 6 also recording victories.

Polk County then sealed the match in doubles as Ballentine and Smith won at No. 2 and Lewis and Luke Becker claimed a win at No. 3.

“A really good win today against a very good opponent,” said Polk County head coach Richard Davis. “East Henderson is currently in second place in its conference and is much better than they’ve been in a while.

“I’m extremely proud of the grit that we showed in several matches being able to come out on top.”

SINGLES

1. Aidan McAlister (EH) d. Adam Kehrer 10-7; 2. Matias Akers (PC) d. Nic McMillian 10-6; 3. Andy Ballentine (PC) d. Ivan Acosta 10-3; 4. Jack Smith (PC) d. Bryson Whitehurdst 10-6; 5. Micah Marr (EH) d. Cameron Greve 10-5; 6. Gaige Lewis (PC) d. Nick Knox 10-1.

DOUBLES

1. McAlister-Whitehurst (EH) d. Kehrer-Akers 8-4; 2. Ballentine-Smith (PC) d. McMillian-Acosta 8-6; 3. Lewis-Luke Becker (PC) d. Marr-Knox 8-6.