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All-Cabarrus News girls' tennis team

For four seasons, the Concord girls tennis team has had a stranglehold on the South Piedmont Conference, winning all four league crowns and going 65-5.

But this year, Cox Mill put an end to the Spiders' reign. The Chargers won the SPC title while going 14-3 on the season, then lost in the first round of the 3A playoffs to state runner-up Charlotte Catholic.

Mount Pleasant came in second in the league standings, going 15-3 overall and losing in the playoffs to state power East Rowan.

Northwest Cabarrus (11-7) also made the playoffs as a wildcard, losing to Weddington in the first round as well.

Cannon School (7-7) also made the postseason but lost in the first round to Charlotte Latin

Cabarrus News Player of the Year: Sally Moore, Concord

Sally Moore knew she would have to step up this year with former Concord standouts Kathryn Brown and Sara Holbrooks graduating.

Moore, a junior who played No. 3 for the Spiders most of last season, stepped into the No. 1 spot nicely, earning SPC Player of the Year honors in her first year in the top spot.

Moore, a left-hander, also qualified for the regional tournament.

While Moore will be back for her senior season, she will have some stiff competition from rising Cox Mill sophomore Imani Fountain, who beat Moore in their first meeting of the season 6-1, 6-1 and won the SPC singles title.

Cabarrus News Coach of the Year: Christi Bruinsma, Cox Mill

Christi Bruinsma and her Cox Mill girls tennis team get better every year. In only their third season as a team, the Chargers improved by going 14-3 and winning the SPC title.

After going 7-7 in the team's inaugural season under then-head coach Marlene Beltran - who's now a Chargers assistant coach - Bruinsma took over to lead Cox Mill to a 13-4 mark last year.

Bruinsma and team have a bright future with the Chargers top two players - Fountain and Claudia Oyaneder - back again for 2012.

All-Cabarrus News girls tennis team

Singles

Sally Moore, Concord: SPC Player of the Year will be back for senior season in 2012.

Imani Fountain, Cox Mill: Freshman was impressive, winning SPC singles title and qualifying for states. Will look for more next year.

Claudia Oyaneder, Cox Mill: Chargers' No. 2 lost in singles quarterfinals of 3A Midwest regionals.

Taylor Carpenter, Mount Pleasant: Multi-sport star (softball and tennis) was big all year for her Tigers.

Emily Walters, Mount Pleasant: Senior was among top singles and doubles players in the SPC.

Vicki DiRenzi, Northwest Cabarrus: Trojans' No. 1 player, a junior, advanced to regionals.

Alyssa Holden, Jay M. Robinson: Junior made it all the way to 3A Midwest regional singles quarterfinals.

Doubles

Walters/Carpenter, Mount Pleasant: Tigers' senior duo made the 3A Midwest regional field.

Maggie Jones/Laney McKnight, Cox Mill: Chargers' duo made it to the regional quarterfinals.

Moore/Gabby Beaudry, Concord: Spiders' pair qualified for regionals. Both will be back for more next year.

CORRECTION: Cox Mill freshman Imani Fountain won the SPC singles title. Sally Moore played doubles in the conference tournament.

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