Barber, Ballentine land tennis all-conference honors
Published 8:49 am Thursday, April 20, 2023
Polk County’s Banks Barber and Riley Ballentine have been named to the Mountain Foothills 7 All-Conference boys tennis team.
Barber played No. 1 singles and Ballentine played No. 3 singles this season for the Wolverines. The two also often played together as Polk’s No. 1 doubles team.
Both players posted a 9-3 record this season in singles play while finishing 8-3 as a doubles team. Barber placed second in the MF7 postseason tournament and will compete starting May 5 in the 2A West Regional at Gardner-Webb.
R-S Central standout Billy Mac Clement was named the MF7 Player of the Year while R-S Central assistant coach Bill Giles received Coach of the Year honors.
Mountain Foothills 7 All-Conference Boys Tennis
R-S Central: Riley Caldron, Trevor Caldron, Billy Mac Clement, Jackson Knox, Landon Sims
Hendersonville: Caiden Hilliard, Canyon Hilliard, Hilton Swing
Polk County: Riley Ballentine, Banks Barber
East Rutherford: Parker Emery