Polk County opened its 2021 girls tennis season on Monday with a 9-0 victory at Avery in a non-conference match.

The Wolverines got an 8-0 win from Cameron Ward at No. 1 singles and rolled through the day’s remaining matches to defeat their former Western Highlands Conference foe.

“Great way to begin a season,” said Polk County head coach Richard Davis. “It’s always a confidence boost to win that first match, particularly with such a young team.

“We certainly understand that Mount Everest lies before us as we edge closer to conference play in a conference loaded with really good tennis teams. Our main goal is just try to get a little better everyday and be able to adequately compete.”

The two teams are scheduled to meet again Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Polk County, weather permitting.

1. Cameron Ward d. Emily Atkins 8-0; 2. Kate Campuzano-Gomez d. Abi Crowe 8-5; 3. Sarah Vitale d. Mara Ward 8-5; 4. Elizabeth Vitale d. Becky Haymore 8-2; 5. Nathalie Ramirez d. Kella Clarke 8-2; 6. Allie Quoyle d. Grace Andrews 8-0.

1. Ward-E. Vitale d. Atkins-Crowe 6-2; 2. S. Vitale-Campuzano-Gomez d. Ward-Haywmore 7-5; 3. Ramirez-Quoyle d. Clarke-Andrews 6-2.