Polk County’s boys tennis team continues to show marked improvement over last season, the Wolverines downing Avery County 6-3 on Tuesday for their second win of the season.
Polk County swept all six singles matches to up its record to 2-3 overall, 1-0 in Western Highlands Conference play. The Wolverines failed to win a match last season.
“It feel great,” said Polk County head coach Richard Davis. “I can really gauge our improvement by the way we played T.C. Roberson. We played them a lot better yesterday than we did the first time. We still lost, but we had some close scores.
“We play West Henderson tomorrow, and that will be a tough one. They’re very good. But I’m just looking for improvement. I’ll compare scores after we play them with the first time we played them, and if we can turn some of those 10-2 games into 10-5 and 10-6 scores, to me, that’s great improvement.”
For the Wolverines, Tyler Oxtoby earned a 10-2 win at No. 1 singles, with Payton Stott winning 10-0 at No. 2 and Henry Monts 10-0 at No. 3. Josh Kornmayer took a 10-1 win at No. 4, with Ben Deffner and Malik Miller claiming 10-0 victories at No. 5 and No. 6.
In doubles, Alec Becker and Rustin Muse fell 8-2 at No. 1, with AJ Searcy and Donovan Lloyd dropping an 8-5 decision at No. 2 and Dakota Baker and Braden Johnson falling 9-8 at No. 3 doubles.