Lady Cyclones roar to regional championship

from staff reports


   PIGEON FORGE -- Playing for a regional championship, the Elizabethton Lady Cyclones put forth a resounding performance.
   Sweeping Pigeon Forge 4-0 on Thursday in team competition, the 'Betsy girls took a big step forward by advancing to a sectional match.
   Coach Danny O'Quinn's Cyclone squad was led by the dominant play of Amanda Pike and Liz Dove, who posted 6-0, 6-0 victories.
   Stephanie Schumaier dropped the first set of her match, but bounced back for a 6-7, 6-1, 6-0 triumph. Hayley Shields won a hard-fought battle, 7-6, 6-4.
   Elizabethton also had a winner in Allison Parlier, who prevailed by a 6-1, 6-2 score.
   The Cyclones will be at Gatlinburg-Pittman this Monday for regional tournament action in doubles play. Weston Peters and David Reece will compete for the EHS boys, while Pike and Dove team up for the girls.