'Betsy netters clip Longhorns

from staff reports

   MOUNTAIN CITY--A good day of doubles by the Elizabethton High School boys tennis team helped the Cyclones avoid what would have been the upset of the year in the Watauga Conference.
   Down 4-2 going into the doubles matches, Elizabethton won all three matches to earn a 5-4 win over a pesky Johnson County Longhorn squad at the JCHS Tennis Courts.
   Elizabethton's Curtis Brumit and Devin Johnson took 8-0 wins, but Adam Cornett, Justin Genaile, James Cox and Judd Shoun all stepped to the fore for the Longhorns.
   Cornett won 4-6, 2-6, 3-6 over David Reece in a battle of top players.
   Genaille defeated Jamis Gouge 8-4, Cox knocked off Jordan Peters 8-5 and
   Shoun beat Jared Tetrick 8-6 to force the Cyclones to play catch-up.
   Reece teamed up with Brumit for an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles over
   Cornett and Genaille. After Gouge and Johnson won at No. 2, Peters and
   Tetrick clinched the match for Elizabethton with an 8-2 triumph over Angel
   and Gerace.
   Despite the Longhorns losing the match overall, the win by Cornett
   pretty much gives him the top seed in the upcoming District Tournament.
   Reece and Cornett ended up splitting their two meetings this year.
   They played three sets instead of a pro-set due to the magnitude of the match.
   The Lady Cyclones didn't have it near as tough, as they beat Johnson County 9-0.
   Amanda Pike, Liz Dove, Allison Parlier, Abby Bremer, Ashley Street and Kayla Culler all won easily for EHS.