Wolverines conclude boys tennis season with WHC tourney
Polk County wrapped up its boys tennis season Tuesday, taking part in the Western Highlands Conference tournament at Owen.
The Wolverines fielded two players in the singles competition. Joshua Kornmayer played the second seed in the tournament in the first round and nearly pulled the upset, falling 11-10 (7-5). Payton Stott was also eliminated in the first round.
In doubles, Tyler Oxtoby and Henry Monts earned an 8-4 win over a team from Owen in the first round, then suffered a 9-8 (7-5) tiebreaker loss in the semifinals to Hendersonville. Oxtoby and Monts then dropped an 8-6 decision to Owen to just miss qualifying for the 2A West Regional.
Malik Miller and Ben Deffner were eliminated in the first round, also in a tiebreaker.
Polk County finished tied for third place in the regular-season race.
“Our record was 4-9, which was a far cry from last year,” said Polk County head coach Richard Davis, who saw the Wolverines go winless last season. “Hopefully, we will be far more competitive next season and will place better in the conference and overall.”