Polk County junior Sarah Vitale

Polk County stopped Hendersonville’s run of 9-0 victories, but the Bearcats still left the Wolverine campus on Tuesday with an 8-1 victory in a Mountain Foothills 7 Conference match.

Hendersonville, the four-time defending state 2A champions, improved to 8-0 overall, 5-0 in conference matches. Polk County suffered its first loss of the season and dropped to 4-1, 3-1.

Freshman Cate Brown provided the lone match win for the Wolverines, defeating Sophia Gallian 6-3, 0-6, 10-6 tiebreaker at No. 6 singles. The win marked Brown’s first in singles play at Polk County.

The Bearcats, who entered Tuesday having won five consecutive matches by the score of 9-0, largely dominated the remaining play.

Polk County is set to return to action on Thursday, traveling to R-S Central for a 4 p.m. match.

1. Eliza Perry (H) d. Bella Sheffron 6-1, 6-2; 2. Ramsey Ross (H) d. Sarah Vitale 6-0, 6-1; 3. Raleigh Prichard (H) d. Elizabeth Vitale 6-0, 6-1; 4. Reese Redden (H) d. Tali Thompson 6-1, 6-0; 5. Anna Macdowell (H) d. Mia Wolfe 7-6 (7-2), 6-0; 6. Cate Brown (PC) d. Sophia Gallian 6-3, 0-6, 10-6 tiebreaker.

1. Perry-Ross (H) d. Vitale-Vitale 8-2; 2. Prichard-Redden (H) d. Sheffron-Allie Quoyle 8-1; 3. Macdowell-Gallian (H) d. Thompson-Wolfe 8-0.