Polk County put a scare into undefeated T.C. Roberson on Wednesday, dropping a 5-4 decision to the Rams in a non-conference girls tennis match at Polk.
The Wolverines (3-5) split singles matches with the Rams (8-0). T.C. Roberson took two of three doubles matches to secure the win.
The Rams picked up a key win at No. 2 singles, where Kendall Champlin outlasted Tana Harris 11-10 (7-2). Polk County responded with wins by Hannah Jenne, Julia Griffin and Virginia Rostick. Sara Muse held a 6-2 lead at No. 5 singles before being injured.
“She courageously played on but had no movement and lost 10-6,” said Polk County head coach Richard Davis of Muse. “In our grasp, but another great day of getting better. We are definitely ready for conference play and beyond if we can just maintain our intensity.”
Harris and Jenne teamed for an 8-6 win at No. 1 doubles.
Polk County is back in action on Monday, hosting Crest.
1. Hannah Jenne (PC) d. Ava Manley 10-4; 2. Kendall Champlin (TC) d. Tana Harris 11-10 (7-2); 3. Julia Griffin (PC) d. Kayla Mansterman 10-8; 4. Virginia Rostick (PC) d. Catherine Rand 10-4; 5. Shaina Masterman (TC) d. Sara Muse 10-7; 6. Juliet Creel (TC) d. Ava Marino 10-7.
1. Jenne-Harris (PC) d. Byrd-K. Mansterman 8-6; 2. Manley-Champlin 8-3; 3. Rand-S. Masterman (TC) d. Marino-Delaney Suddreth 10-3.