Cape Fear Christian Academy won the Sandhills Athletic Conference girls tennis tournament, 7-2, over Village Christian at the Triton courts on Thursday.
The Eagles were runner-up to Freedom Christian in the SAC regular-season, but the Patriots did not participate in the league tournament due to a schedule conflict.
Village, the fourth and last place finisher in the regular season standings, knocked off Fayetteville Christian in the semifinals on Tuesday.
The Knights were closer in the singles than the final team score indicated on Thursday.
CFCA led 3-2 in the singles when seventh-grader Karson Hamilton went to a tiebreaker at No. 5. She prevailed 13-11 to give the Eagles a 4-2 lead.
Ella John Dupree won 8-0 at No. 1 for CFCA. Madeline Brocious took an 8-6 victory at No. 2. Aubrey Jackson notched an 8-3 victory at No. 4.
The Eagles swept the doubles as Hamilton and Nina Sauer closed out the team win with a quick 8-0 triumph at No. 3.
Dupree and Brocious captured the No. 1 doubles, 8-3. Anna Jackson and Aubrey Jackson came out on top, 8-3, at No. 2.
“This team has come a long way,” said CFCA coach Page Jackson. “We have four players that have been playing for only three months and they at all won either a singles or doubles match this year.
“They worked so hard this year and it paid off. It’s amazing considering our team is so young — one sophomore, four freshman, two eighth-graders, one seventh-grader and a sixth-grader. I’m so proud of them.”
CFCA (4-4) will learn its status for the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association 1-A tournament on Sunday.