By Rick Sheek
The tennis pipeline from Mountain City to Milligan College continues.
The latest addition to the men’s program is recent Johnson County graduate Timmy Bellamy. He signed last week to star collegiately for the Buffs, the reigning Appalachian Athletic Conference champions.
Bellamy joins former high school teammate Stephen Joiner, a rising Milligan senior. Wade Tugman, another Johnson County product, just completed his career at Mathes Tennis Center.
“I think they kind of inspired me to pursue my career there,” Bellamy said. “People were telling me about other schools, but their influence during the regular season made me want to go to Milligan. Because they have the work ethic, that made me decide to go there.”