Polk County's Eric Avellaneda earned wins Wednesday in singles and doubles

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.

SINGLES

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.

DOUBLES

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).