Hendersonville clinched sole possession of the Mountain Foothills 7 Conference regular-season girls tennis title on Thursday, handing Polk County an 8-1 loss in Hendersonville.
The Wolverines dropped to 9-2 overall, 8-2 in conference matches. The Bearcats, the four-time defending state 2A champions, improved to 13-0, 10-0.
Freshman Cate Brown scored the lone point for Polk County, defeating Sophia Gallian 7-5, 7-5 at No. 6 singles.
Polk County players will next compete Tuesday in the MF7 postseason tournament in Brevard. Pairings for the state 1A dual team playoffs will be announced Oct. 16, with Polk County having qualified for play that will begin Oct. 18.
1. Eliza Perry (H) d. Bella Sheffron 6-0, 6-1; 2. Ramsey Ross (H) d. Sarah Vitale 6-0, 6-1; 3. Raleigh Prichard (H) d. Elizabeth Vitale 6-0, 6-0; 4. Reese Redden (H) d. Tali Thompson 6-1, 6-1; 5. Anna Macdowell (H) d. Mia Wolfe 6-0, 6-0; 6. Cate Brown (PC) d. Sophia Gallian 7-5, 7-5.
1. Perry-Ross (H) d. Vitale-Vitale 8-0; 2. Prichard-Redden (H) d. Sheffron-Allie Quoyle 8-1; 3. Macdowell-Gallian (H) d. Thompson-Wolfe 8-1.