Polk County gave itself a shot at a share of the Mountain Foothills 7 Conference girls tennis regular-season title, downing Brevard 8-1 Tuesday in a league match in Brevard.
The Wolverines improved to 9-1 overall, 8-1 in conference play. Polk travels Thursday to face Hendersonville (12-0, 9-0) and would split the MF7 crown with the Bearcats with a win.
Polk County wrapped up Tuesday’s match in singles play, sweeping the six matches. Top seed Bella Sheffron returned to the lineup after missing last week’s action and scored a 6-0, 6-4 win over Marley Stewart to begin the sweep.
The Wolverines also took two of three doubles matches on the courts where the conference tournament will be played next week.
1. Bella Sheffron (PC) d. Marley Stewart 6-0, 6-4; 2. Sarah Vitale (PC) d. Tia Shanor 6-0, 6-0; 3. Elizabeth Vitale (PC) d. Caroline Jenkins 6-3, 6-0; 4. Tali Thompson (PC) d. Emma Harris 6-0, 6-0; 5. Mia Wolfe (PC) d. Katie Jelley 6-3, 6-2; 6. Cate Brown (PC) d. Ella Monk 6-0, 6-0.
1. Stewart-Shanor (B) d. Vitale-Vitale 8-6; 2. Thompson-Wolfe (PC) d. Jenkins-Jelley 8-6; 3. Allie Quoyle-Brown (PC) d. Melora Hipp-June Coykendall 8-2.