Polk County’s Gaige Lewis watches a return sail toward the Avery side of the court during his doubles match Tuesday

Wolverines open conference play with sweep of Vikings

Polk County opened Western Highlands Conference play Tuesday in dominating fashion, sweeping Avery 9-0 in boys tennis action at Polk.

The Wolverines (2-1) won all seven matches played and picked up two wins by forfeit as Avery had just five players for the match.

Adam Kehrer’s 10-0 win at No. 1 singles set the stage for the day, with Andy Ballentine at No. 3 and Jack Smith at No. 4 also winning 10-0. Matias Akers at No. 2 and Cameron Greve at No. 5 had 10-1 wins.

Luke Becker and Gaige Lewis earned an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles and Eric Avellaneda and Wylie Rauchschenbach capped the day with an 8-0 victory at No 2 doubles.

The Wolverines are slated to continue conference play on Thursday, hosting Mountain Heritage.

Polk County’s Eric Avellaneda returns a shot during his doubles match