Polk County's Julia Griffin

Polk County opened defense of its Western Highlands Conference girls tennis championship Thursday with an 8-1 victory at Avery.

The Wolverines (5-4, 1-0) swept singles play to secure the win.

“We didn’t really play a fabulous match as a whole but definitely played good enough to get the job done,” said Polk County head coach Richard Davis. “Hopefully, we will continue to improve as we make our way through the conference schedule.”

Polk County is back in action on Tuesday, traveling to Mountain Heritage for another WHC match.

1. Hannah Jenne (PC) d. Ellie Kitchin 10-2; 2. Tana Harris (PC) d. Hannah Rice 10-7; 3. Julia Griffin (PC) d. Aidan Betz 10-0; 4. Virginia Rostick (PC) d. Cassie Bailey 10-2; 5. Sara Muse (PC) d. Emma Kitchin 10-2; 6. Ava Marino (PC) d. Camryn Green 5-4, retired

1. Jenne-Harris (PC) d. Rice-Betz 8-5; 2. Griffin-Rostick (PC) d. Kitchin-Kitchin 8-1; 3. Bailey-Lilly Markland (A) d. Delaney Suddreth-Madi Pruette 8-6.