All-Sandhills women's tennis team named

Feb. 6—During the fall sports season, the women's tennis season in the Sandhills Athletic Conference was ruled by the two Moore County teams, as 4A Pinecrest won the league and 3A Union Pines took the 3A half of the SAC while finishing second overall.

Every team in the conference had at least one All-Conference performer, but the Moore teams also dominated the postseason honors. Union Pines' Tyne Ross won SAC Player of the Year honors after a 20-1 singles mark and a perfect 7-0 doubles record when paired with her regular doubles partner Abby Robertson. The Lady Vikings' head coach David Wall was also named SAC Coach of the Year. Union Pines went 12-4 in dual matches and 10-2 in SAC play, losing only to the Patriots.

Ross was also the SAC Player of the Year in volleyball and will play that sport in college at N.C. A&T State University.

Ross and Robertson were joined on the All-Conference team for women's tennis by teammates Madelyn Ragsdale and Ceilidh Clendenin.

Southern Lee, which finished third in the conference, had three players named All-Conference. Kate Jackson, Evie Eller and Carrie Ellen Bryan, who normally played 1-2-4 in the singles lineup for Southern, were all named to the team. Bryan and Eller were part of the conference champion doubles team, losing just once during the regular season and beating their teammates Jackson and Blaire Young in the SAC doubles final.

Lee County freshman Allie Johnson, the team's top singles player all season, was also named All-Conference.

Rounding out the All-Conference team were Estelle Kirkpatrick, Livia Pratt, Sophia Pandich, Maddie Mathis and Eliza Hage of Pinecrest; Hannah Smith and Nelly Turner of Richmond; Hoke's Laura Pena and Maleha Locklear of Scotland.