Wolverines net victory in home, conference opener

Polk County enjoyed its home and Mountain Foothills 7 Conference opener on Wednesday, downing Patton 8-1 in boys tennis action.

The Wolverines improved to 2-0 overall, 1-0 in conference matches. Patton dropped to 0-2, 0-1.

How it happened: Polk County secured the match win in singles play, claiming five of the six contests to build an unassailable lead.

Banks Barber set the tone at No. 1 singles with a 6-2, 6-0 win, and the Wolverines largely dominated the remainder of the matches, including McClain Koistinen’s 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles.

Polk County also swept the day’s three doubles matches.

Next up: Polk County travels Thursday to face R-S Central in another conference clash.

Polk County’s Graham Turner watches a volley sail back across the net during Wednesday’s match

SINGLES
1. Banks Barber (PC) d. n/a 6-2, 6-0; 2. Jack Smith (PC) d. n/a 6-2, 6-4; 3. Riley Ballentine (PC) d. n/a 7-2, 6-2; 4. n/a (P) d. Charlie Jackson 6-1, 1-6 10-7 tiebreaker; 5. Graham Turner (PC) d. n/a 6-3, 7-5; 6. McClain Koistinen (PC) d. n/a 6-0, 6-0.

DOUBLES

1. Barber-Ballentine (PC) d. n/a 8-1; 2. Smith-Jackson (PC) d. n/a 8-1; 3. Turner-David Amitrano (PC) d. n/a 8-3.

Note: Patton player names were unavailable following the match.