Polk tennis squad picks up another road win

Polk County’s young tennis team continued its positive start to the season on Wednesday, downing Kings Mountain 7-2 in a non-conference road matchup.

The Wolverines claimed five of the six singles matches to secure their second win of the season.

“Another positive step for a young team searching for its identity,” said Polk County head coach Richard Davis. “Great to see Eric grit out a third-set tiebreak win after losing one on Monday.

“Once again Banks continued to impress with a gritty win over a very good opponent. Jack, Thaddeus and Gabe once again played very solid matches.”

Polk County is scheduled to return to action on Monday, hosting R-S Central in the Wolverines’ Mountain Foothills 7 Conference opener.


1. Banks Barber (PC) d. Adam Guy 6-3, 6-4; 2. Jack Smith (PC) d. Aydin Roper 6-2, 6-3; 3. Eric Avellaneda (PC) d. Mark Petrilli 6-3, 2-6, 10-2; 4. Thaddeus Ruff (PC) d. Tyler Smith 6-0, 6-1; 5. Gabe Alvarado (PC) d. Manaoah Allen 6-0, 6-4; 6. Coby Brown (KM) d. Riley Ballentine 6-3, 6-1.


1. Barber-Ruff (PC) d. Guy-Roper 6-3; 2. Avellaneda-Smith (PC) d. Petrilli-Smith 6-1; 3. Allen-Brown (KM) d. Alvarado-Ballentine 7-6 (6-3).