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JCHS netters making a racket; beat Unicoi, play South tough

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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Johnson County’s tennis team is making some noise of late. They knocked off Unicoi County last week 8-1 in both boys and girls matches.
The girls gave South fits on Thursday but fell 5-4 losing the last doubles match. The boys lost to the undefeated Rebels 7-2.
“We had a chance to win going into the last match and that’s all you can ask for as a coach,” said head coach Eric Crabtree. “South has a great team and we played right there with them. These kids are improving every day and it’s starting to show on the court. I thought they played excellent against Unicoi County. But I still don’t believe that we’ve played our best tennis yet.”

Johnson County 8, Unicoi 1
Mitchell Stockinger, Spencer Stanley, Andy Rosado, Kris Artidielio, Austin Norris and Ethan Carroll all won their singles match against Unicoi County.
The boys took 2-of-3 doubles matches.

Johnson Co 8 Unicoi Co 1
Krista Warren, Amber Brown, Dawn Lewis, Tessa Roush and Cora Hayworth picked up wins in singles.
The girls swept their doubles matches.

Sullivan South 7
Johnson County 2
Jacob Nuckolls (SS) def. Mitchell Stockinger (JC) 8-1
Thomas Harrison (SS) def. Spencer Stanley (JC) 8-2
Andy Rosado (JC) def. Nate Barrett (SS) 8-6
Kris Artidiello (JC) def. Austin Bass (SS) 8-1
Jared Burrow (SS) def. Austin Norris (JC) 8-5
Mason Moore (SS) def. Ethan Carol (JC) 9-8 (8-6)
Nuckolls/Barrett (SS) def. MStockinger/Rosado (JC) 8-4 Harrison/Bass (SS) def. Stanley/Artidiello (JC) 8-2
Burrow/Moore (South) def. Norris/Patrick Southerland (JC) 8-4

Johnson County’s Dawn Lewis won both her matches to remain undefeated on the season.
“Unicoi has always been really good, but they lost a lot of good players last year,” said Lewis.” “But we have to keep up the good work and continue doing that the rest of the season.”


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