Wolverines outlast Vikings thanks to doubles success

Polk County overcome more lineup juggling and Avery on Monday, slipping past the Vikings 5-4 in a non-conference girls tennis match in Newland.

The Wolverines (2-3) welcomed back No. 1 singles player Cameron Ward from quarantine but lost another starter to the same. That didn’t prevent Polk from completing a season sweep of Avery, its former Western Highlands Conference rival.

The teams finished singles play tied at 3, then split No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. That left No. 2 doubles as the deciding match, and Polk’s Elizabeth Vitale and Katie Campuzano-Gomez delivered a 6-3 victory there to give the Wolverines the win.

Polk County returns to Mountain Foothills 7 Conference play on Tuesday, traveling to East Rutherford.

SINGLES
1. Cameron Ward (PC) d. Emily Atkins 8-3; 2. Abi Crowe (A) d. Katie Campuzano-Gomez 8-5; 3. Maria Ward (A) d. Sarah Vitale 8-5; 4. Elizabeth Vitale (PC) d. Becky Haymore 8-6; 5. Kella Clarke (A) d. Allie Quoyle 8-3; 6. Kayleigh Wilson (PC) d. Grace Andrews 8-3.

DOUBLES
1. Ward-E. Vitale (PC) d. Atkins-Crowe 6-3; 2. S. Vitale-Campuzano-Gomez (PC) d. Ward-Haymore 6-3; 3. Clarke-Andrews (A) d. Quoyle-Wilson 6-4.