Polk County’s boys tennis team overcome difficult conditions and a good Avery team to hand the Vikings an 8-1 loss Thursday in a Western Highlands Conference match in Newland.
The Wolverines (7-5, 5-1) wrapped up their pre-spring break schedule by rebounding from Wednesday’s tough loss to Mountain Heritage on a day in which the weather forced the match to be contested as eight-game singles sets and six-game doubles sets.
“Very hard fought match played in terrible weather conditions at Avery,” said Polk County head coach Richard Davis. “Just about every match was close and hard fought as Avery has a very good team and will be even better next year as they will be returning five of their top six.”
Polk County will return to action on April 18, hosting Owen, before a rematch with Mountain Heritage on April 19.
1. Tyler Oxtoby(PC) d. Josue Guzman 8-2. 2. Chuck Roberson (A) d. Payton Stott 8-5. 3. Henry Monts (PC) d. Grant Hughes 8-6. 4. Alec Becker (PC) d. Carter Dearmon 8-6. 5. Rustin Muse (PC) d. Brock Bindledner 8-5. 6. Malik Miller (PC) d. Thomas Paris 8-4.
1. Oxtoby/Monts(PC) d Guzman/Roberson 7-6. 2. Stott/Becker (PC) d. Hughes/Dearmon 6-2. 3. Muse/Miller (PC) d. Bindledner/Paris 6-2.