Polk County’s girls tennis team is heading back to the state 1A playoffs.
The Wolverines assured themselves of a postseason trip and clinched a share of the Western Highlands Conference regular-season title with a 9-0 victory Tuesday at Avery.
Polk County (9-4, 4-0) secured the top 1A spot in the conference, completing a season sweep of Avery. The Wolverines host Mountain Heritage on Thursday and can clinch the WHC title outright with a victory.
“Great to get the win and secure a playoff berth,” said Polk County head coach Richard Davis. “Even though we had some close matches I was proud of the way that we mentally hung in there and didn’t lose focus.”
1. Hannah Jenne d. Hannah Rice 10-1; 2. Tana Harris d. Ellie Kitchin 10-8; 3. Julia Griffin d. Aidan Betz 10-6; 4. Virginia Rostick d. Cassie Bailey 10-6; 5. Sara Muse d. Emma Kitchin 10-0; 6. Ava Marino d. Camryn Green 10-7.
1. Jenne-Harris d. Rice-Betz 8-1; 2. Griffin-Rostick d. Ellie Kitchin-Bailey 8-6; 3. Muse-Marino d. Emma Kitchin-Green 9-7.