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Polk County's Julia Griffin, left, and Tana Harris earned the Western Highlands Conference doubles title during Tuesday's tourney

Girls Tennis

Jenne takes singles, Harris and Griffin claim doubles at WHC tournament

Senior Hannah Jenne captured the singles title and Tana Harris and Julia Griffin teamed to win doubles during Tuesday’s conference tournament

Polk County’s girls tennis team added a sweep of the Western Highlands Conference tournament individual titles to its regular-season team championship.

Senior Hannah Jenne captured the conference singles championship and Tana Harris and Julia Griffin teamed to win doubles during Tuesday’s WHC tourney held at Owen.

After defeating teammate Virginia Rostick 10-3 in the semifinals, Jenne captured her second WHC singles crown with an 8-3 win over Owen’s Camryn Bolick in the final. Jenne also won the WHC title as a sophomore before winning the doubles title last season with Harris en route to winning the state 1A championship.

Harris and Griffin defeated Avery’s Ellie Kitchin and Cassie Bailey 8-0 in the quarterfinals, then knocked off Avery’s Hannah Rice and Aiden Betz 8-1 in the semis before defeating Owen’s Margaret Hey and Summer Thoma 8-2 in the championship match. It is the second consecutive WHC doubles title for Harris while the first for Griffin, who won the WHC singles crown last season as a freshman.

Polk County’s Sara Musa and Ava Marino won their opening doubles match, 8-2, but fell 8-2 to Rice and Betz in the quarterfinals.

Jenne, Harris and Griffin all earned a spot in the 1A West Regional tournament, set for Oct. 19-20 in Elkin. The top four finishers there will advance to the state tournament on Oct. 26-27 in Cary.

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