Villains bring end to Wolverines’ tennis playoff hopes

Polk County’s boys tennis season came to an end Tuesday with a 5-1 loss at Bishop McGuinness in the second round of the 1A West Regional in Kernersville.

Wolverine senior Ryan Heider earned a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Henry Kirby at No. 1 singles, but the Villains (15-0) swept the remaining singles matches to clinch the win.

Doubles matches were not held. Polk County ends its season with a 9-5 record.

Heider will take part in the state 1A singles championship beginng Friday morning in Cary. He will face Raleigh Charter’s Jeremiah Lee in his opening match.


1. Ryan Heider (PC) d. Henry Kirby 6-2, 6-1; 2. Sam McDonald (BM) d. Henry Heider 6-0, 6-3; 3. Alex Chinnasami (BM) d. Jared Searcy 6-0, 6-1; 4. Jimmy Dasher (BM) d. Grant Waddell 6-0, 6-0; 5. Bobby Peters (BM) d. Adam Kehrer 6-0, 6-0; 6. Ivo Pestana (BM) d. Alfredo Avellaneda 6-0, 6-0.