Johnson boys, Central girls win on courts

from staff reports

   MOUNTAIN CITY -- Led by a strong performance from top singles player James Cox, the Johnson County boys carved out a 6-3 high school tennis win over Sullivan Central on Wednesday afternoon.
   Cox defeated Jonathan Wallace by an 8-1 score, setting the tone for the 'Horns. Teammates Justin Genaille, 8-5 over Wesley Ketron; Matt Blevins, 8-4 over Tanner Looney; Judd Shoun, 8-3 over Adam Trinkle; and Justin Magdzuik, an 11-9 winner over Alex Davenport, also prevailed for Johnson County in singles play.
   Jeremy Gerace and John Lawler knocked off Trinkle and Davenport in a doubles match, 8-6.
   Winning for the Cougars in singles was Brett Hyder, who edged Chris Eller 9-7. Victorious Cougars in doubles were Wallace and Hyder, who defeated Nick McCloud and Jared Angel 8-1; and Ketron and Looney, who upended Chad Parlier and Dakotah Campbell by an 8-1 count.
   Sullivan Central was able to come away with a victory on the girls docket, and by a convincing 9-0 score.
   Stacy Wingate beat Mandy Howard, Amanda Queen downed Lindsay Gilbert, Julie LeSueur tripped Rebecca Sannes and Kylee Looney topped Elise Bursztyn, with all four matches ending in 8-1 decisions.
   Samantha Huber and Jennifer Arney played the best match, with Huber pulling out an 11-9 win. Whitney Dougherty beat Trisha Vance 8-2 in the other singles match.
   Doubles saw Wingate and Queen drop Howard and Gilbert 8-0, LeSueur and Looney stop Sannes and Bursztyn 8-1, and Huber and Dougherty best Kerissa Cazire and Katie Sluder, 8-3.