Depth-shy Wolverine tennis team drops pair on road

Polk County’s girls tennis team dropped a pair of matches this week, falling at Mountain Heritage and at West Henderson.

The Wolverines suffered an 8-1 loss Monday to Mountain Heritage. Missing three starters for various reasons, Polk County head coach Richard Davis was left with just five players and had to juggle his starting lineup to account for the missing players.

Polk County then faced a talented West Henderson squad on Tuesday and dropped a 7-2 decision.

“West is just too good for us to deal with,” Davis said. “However, I was very proud once again with the way we competed and got better. Hopefully, when we get into the second round of conference match play, we will be able to possibly pick up a couple of wins if we have our full complement of players.”

Polk County travels Thursday to face Hendersonville.

Mountain Heritage 8, Polk County 1
Singles
1. Katie Lawhern(MH) d. Haven Dufford 10-6. 2. Gracie Lawhern (MH) d. Trinity Branham 10-3. 3. Ashlyn Wright(MH) d. Bella Marino 10-3. 4. Alicia Twitty (PC) d. Ketsey Sullivan 10-0. 6. Katie Crowder(MH) d.Sarah Woods 10-8 6. Mountain Heritage by forfeit.

Doubles
1. Lawhern/Lawhern( MH) d. Dufford/Twitty 6-2. 2. Wright/Sullivan (MH) d. Branham/Marino 8-6. 3. Mountain Heritage by forfeit.

West Henderson 7, Polk County 2
Singles
1. Savannah Smith (WH) d. Haven Dufford 10-0 2. Mary Elaine Bridges (WH) d. Juniper Walter-Eger 10-0. 3. Kendall Gilliam (WH) d. Trinity Branham 10-2. 4. Bella Marino (PC) d. Larissa Cooper 10-4. 5. Brandi Byers (WH) d. Alicia Twitty 10-2. 6. Emma Cavanaugh d. Sarah Woods 10-2.

Doubles
1. Bridges/Gilliam (WH) d. Dufford/Walter-Eger 8-0. 2 Ochs/Welch(WH) d. Branham/Marino 9-7. 3. Woods/Twitty (PC) d. Robinson/Krauss 8-6.

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