High school girls tennis: Carson wins NPC championship

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 6, 2021

Staff report

TROUTMAN —  Carson’s girls tennis team won at South Iredell on Friday to close the regular season.

The 7-2 victory gave Carson a sweep of the second-place Vikings and an outright North Piedmont Conference championship.

The Cougars also won 7-2 when the teams met in China Grove on May 18.

Carson (10-1, 8-0) won its last 26 matches in the NPC.

Carson won the conference championship in the fall of 2019, finished second to West Rowan in 2018 and shared the title with South Iredell in 2017.

On Friday, the Cougars lost at No. 1 singles and on a tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles.

Carleigh Perry, Colbie Perry, Riley Isley, Alison Sloop and Bree Whittington were singles winners.

Colbie Perry won her second set on a tiebreaker. Whittington came back from losing the first set 6-0 to take the second set on a tiebreaker, and then won a 13-11 third-set tiebreaker.

Sloop finished an undefeated regular season. Carleigh Perry was 10-1 at No. 2. Colbie Perry played at the 3 and 4 seeds and went 10-1. Those three are seniors, along with No. 1 player Lindsey Conrad.

Sloop-Isley and Colbie Perry/Whittington were doubles winners.

Carson’s only loss this season was to undefeated Salisbury.

Next for Carson is the NPC tournament on June 10 at South Iredell.