Polk County’s girls tennis program had plenty of reasons to celebrate Tuesday.
Starting the final week of regular-season play, the Wolverines honored their two seniors, Cameron Ward and Kayleigh Wilson. Polk also celebrated a milestone conference win, topping Brevard 7-2.
The win improves Polk County’s record to 5-6 overall, 5-3 in Mountain Foothills 7 Conference matches. The Wolverines are assured of at least a .500 record in league play, a remarkable turnaround for a team that didn’t win a conference match a year ago.
Polk County travels Wednesday to R-S Central and can secure a second-place finish in the conference standings with a victory over the Hilltoppers (6-4, 5-4).
Brevard dropped to 0-10, 0-9.
Polk secured the team win during singles play, taking five of the six matches, then added two more doubles wins to complete the victory.
1. Elizabeth Vitale (PC) d. Ezra Ashworth 6-1, 6-4; 2. Sarah Vitale (PC) d. Marley Stewart 6-1, 6-1; 3. Bella Sheffron (PC) d. Tia Shanor; 4. Cameron Ward (PC) d. Emma Harris 6-2, 6-2; 5. Allie Quoyle (PC) d. Aria Sullivan 6-0, 6-2; 6. Meloke Hipp (B) d. Kayleigh Wilson 6-4, 2-6, 10-5 tiebreaker.
1. E. Vitale-Sheffron (PC) d. Ashworth-Harris 8-1; 2. Stewart-Shanor (B) d. Ward-S. Vitale 8-5; 3. Quoyle-Tali Thompson (PC) d. Sullivan-Hipp 8-5