Polk County’s boys tennis team continued its chase for a Western Highlands Conference title on Tuesday, handing Hendersonville a 7-2 defeat in a WHC match in Hendersonville.
With the win, the Wolverines remained tied with Mountain Heritage atop the WHC standings. The two teams meet Wednesday in Burnsville.
Polk County (6-4, 4-0) won four singles matches and swept the three doubles matches.
“Great win for us which gets us to 4-0 in conference play,” said Polk County head coach Richard Davis. “Not much time to enjoy the victory as we travel to play an undefeated in the conference, Mountain Heritage. The winner of (Wednesday’s) match certainly will occupy the driver’s seat for the conference crown.
“I know that they are returning a fairly large crop of players from last year just as we are. I feel it’s going to come down to a couple of very close matches that could go either way to decide the winner.”
1. Tyler Oxtoby (PC) d. Christian Maxey 10-7. 2. Nick Honnsby (H) d. Payton Stott 10-4. 3. Henry Monts (PC) d. Chance Moore 10-6. 4. Alec Becker (PC) d. Connor Leidner 10-6. 5. John Bushe (H) d. Rustin Muse 10-7. 6. Malik Miller (PC) d. Spencer Hewitt 10-1.
1. Oxtoby/Monts (PC) d. Maxey/Hornsby 8-5. 2. Stott/Becker(PC) d. Moore/Leidner 8-2. 3. Muse/Miller (PC) d. Ethan Crowe/Tyreese Hunt 8-2