Polk County’s tennis team got some good news Thursday with the return of junior Rhian Alley from a foot injury.

Unfortunately, as has been the case this season for the Wolverines, bad news also came this week in the form on an injury to Alicia Twitty and a match Thursday with a very good Hendersonville team.

The Bearcats, 7-1 this season, rolled to a 9-0 victory over Polk County in a Western Highlands Conference match in Hendersonville.

“As always, Hendersonville is highly skilled from the top of the lineup to the bottom,” said Polk County head coach Richard Davis. “The girls played hard but just had no answers from hard-hit and well-placed shots.”

Twitty suffered a shoulder injury and could miss a few matches, Davis said.

Polk County will be back in action on Tuesday, traveling to Avery for a Western Highlands Conference match.

1. Haley Fair (H) d. Haven Dufford (PC) 10-0. 2. Annabelle Webb (H) d. Juniper Walter-Eger 10-0. 3. Amy Yarborough (H) d. Rhian Alley 10-0. 4. Hamrick Perry (H) d. Trinity Branham 10-0. 5. Ellie Jull (H) d. Bella Marino 10-1. 6. Rachel Morrow (H) d Sarah Woods 10-0.

1. Fair/Yarborough (H) d. Dufford/Alley 6-0, 2. Webb/Perry (H) d. Branham/Marino 6-3. 3. Jull/Morrow (H) d. Walter-Eger/Woods 6-0.