West Johnston (10-9, 8-1) took sole possession of first place in the Greater Neuse River 4A with its third straight victory, while Clayton fell to 12-6 and 7-2. The teams meet again on Thursday night at Pleasant Field in Clayton.
It wouldn’t seem right if a Greater Neuse River 4A Conference tennis competition ended with anything other than victories by Clayton. The Comets have dominated the boys and girls ranks of the league for the past half-plus-decade and haven’t dropped a league dual match in the four-year history of the Class of 2016.
Clayton won for the third time in the last four league matches to edge out Harnett Central for the team championship, while Rolesville senior Blake McShea made his nine-stroke advantage entering the final round stand up to take the individual championship.
Cleveland completed an unbeaten run to the Two Rivers 3A Conference boys tennis dual team championship with a 9-0 victory over Western Harnett and an 8-1 win over Corinth Holders last week. The Rams were 10-0 in conference and take an 11-4 record into the state playoffs.