Polk County High School women’s tennis update

Published 6:44 pm Friday, October 12, 2012

Mackenzie McCool’s steady pace adds three singles and two doubles wins for the Polk County Lady Wolverines in recent matches. (photo by Elizabeth Trautman)

by Elizabeth Trautman
The Lady Wolverines tennis team recently suffered three losses prior to the beginning of playoffs. At the team’s most recent match, however, the Wolverines pulled off a strong win to make its current conference record 5-4.
Last week, Polk headed off with Asheville High School’s Cougars. The Lady Wolverines had one winning match in singles. Mackenzie McCool, Polk’s no. 5 player, won her singles match. The final score was 8-1, Asheville High School.
The tennis team also played Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy. Three players, Alivia Livesay (no. 1), Ali Halbkat (no. 4) and McCool, grabbed wins in their singles matches. However, the team had no wins in doubles matches, and the final score for the match was 6-3, Thomas Jefferson.
Earlier this week, Polk County’s Wolverines lost a close match to their rivals, the Bearcats at Hendersonville High School. Hannah High, Polk’s no. 2 player, and Jamie Greene, the no. 3 player, both won their singles matches. Then, High and Alivia Livesay won their doubles match as well. In addition, McCool and Stephanie Pace won their doubles match, bringing the final score to 5-4, Hendersonville High School.
However, the Lady Wolverines picked up a victory against the Warhorses of Owen High School of Black Mountain, N.C. Polk won five of the six singles matches, including those played by Alivia Livesay, Hannah High, Jamie Greene, Mackenzie McCool and Naomi Bentley. Then the Lady Wolverines were also able to score two of the doubles matches, the no. 1 spot with Alivia Livesay and Hannah High and the no. 3 spot with Mackenzie McCool and Stephanie Pace.

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