Polk County picked up a key road win Thursday in its quest to repeat as Western Highlands Conference girls tennis champions, downing Owen 9-0 in Swannanoa.
The Wolverines (7-4, 3-0) earned their second 9-0 win in the past week and completed a sweep of WHC opponents in the first pass through the conference schedule.
“Great win for us today,” said Polk head coach Richard Davis. “At this point we just have to maintain our focus and intensity and win against the conference teams one more time. Hopefully, we will round in to playoff form in the next couple of weeks.
“Big week next week with three away matches. If we can come out of next week 3-0, we should have some good momentum for the remainder of the season.”
Polk County starts that three-game road trip on Monday at East Rutherford for a non-conference match.
1. Hannah Jenne d. Camryn Bolick 10-2; 2. Tana Harris d. Margaret Hey 10-7; 3. Julia Griffin d. Summer Toma 10-0; 4. Virginia Rostick d. Mattie Lehman 10-4; 5. Sara Muse d. Frances Holladay 10-6; 6. Ava Marino d. Amara Hollifield 10-5.
1. Jenne-Harris d. Bolick-Hey 8-6; 2. Griffin-Rostick d. Toma-Holladay 8-0; 3. Muse-Marino d. Lehman-Heidi Evans 8-1.