Polk County didn’t win its final regular-season home match on Wednesday, but head coach Richard Davis hopes the loss to West Henderson will deliver a reward on Thursday.
The Wolverines dropped a 6-1 decision to West Henderson in a competitive non-conference match on Senior Day for the program. Polk celebrated its four seniors – Victoria Bolling, Tana Harris, Ava Marino and Madi Pruette – during the day.
The teams opted not to play two of the three scheduled doubles matches as each team has key conference matches on Thursday. Polk County (7-3, 3-0) travels to Owen with a chance to clinch a share of the Western Highlands Conference regular-season title.
Gearing up for that trip to Owen (6-3, 2-1) was one reason Davis scheduled the Falcons on Wednesday.
“I’m very pleased with the competition that we saw today and how well we played,” Davis said. “Hopefully, that will carry over to tomorrow.”
Marino scored the lone point for Polk, a 10-8 win at No. 4 singles over previously undefeated Laurel Welch.
West Henderson improved to 12-2 overall with the win.
1. Danielle Still (WH) d. Tana Harris 10-6; 2. Emilee Mosso (WH) d. Julia Griffin 10-8; 3. Audrey Hoop (WH) d. Sara Muse 11-9; 4. Ava Marino (PC) d. Laurel Welch 10-8; 5. Lauren Jackson (WH) d. Madi Pruette 10-0; 6. Hollis Green (WH) d. Victoria Bolling 10-1.
3. Jackson-Green (WH) d. Pruette-Bolling 8-0.