Julia Griffin earned a key singles win in Thursday's victory over Owen

Polk County completed its non-conference tuneup for its key Western Highlands Conference opener with a 5-4 victory over Kings Mountain on Thursday in girls tennis play at Polk.

The Wolverines improved to 3-1 with their third win of the week. Polk County, the two-time defending WHC champion, hosts perennial league power Owen on Tuesday.

“Unbelievable week,” said Polk County head coach Richard Davis. “We’re growing up a little bit each match.”

Polk picked up four wins in singles play, including 10-0 wins from Sara Muse at No. 3 singles and Ava Marino at No. 4 singles. Madi Pruette also won at No. 5 and Julia Griffin earned a key win at No. 2, surviving a late charge by Kings Mountain’s Sarah Bell to win the final two games of the match and take a 10-8 win.

Muse and Marino then sealed the win with an 8-1 victory at No. 2 doubles.

1. Madelynn Froye (KM) d. Tana Harris 10-3; 2. Julia Griffin (PC) d. Sarah Bell 10-8; 3. Sara Muse (PC) d. Olivia Moss 10-0; 4. Ava Marino (PC) d. Lillian Lutz 10-0; 5. Madi Pruette (PC) d. Railey Bolt 10-2; 6. Hannah McCall (KM) d. Victoria Boling 10-2.

1. Frybe-Bell (KM) by forfeit; 2. Muse-Marino (PC) d. Moss-Bolt 8-1; 3. Lutz-McCall (KM) d. Pruette-Boling 8-0.