Clayton won a matchup of top area boys tennis teams on March 13 when the Comets downed East Wake 7-2. It was the Warriors’ first loss of the season.
The Comets moved to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference win the win, which Clayton clinched with a sweep of doubles play.
Klein Evans and Brooks Campbell took an 8-1 decision over East Wake’s Will Clement and Ty Matheny at No. 1 doubles, while Clayton’s Naren Guha and Ian Bliss won at love (8-0) over Lane Adams and Josh Hatley at No. 2.
Noah Depriest and Tayler Cline survived a tough battle with East Wake’s Brooks Stancil and Jake Clement to win the final doubles match, 8-6.
The Comets dominated the upper-seeded singles matches.
Evans downed Will Clement 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1, while Campbell earned a 6-1, 6-1 triumph over Adams at No. 2. Guha was the winner at No. 3 singles, 6-3, 6-3, over Matheny. Bliss also took a 6-0, 6-0 win for the Comets, downing Hatley in the fourth singles match.
The Warriors’ Stancil won a first-set tiebreaker at No. 5 and downed Clayton’s Depriest, 7-6, 6-2.
Jake Clement earned the win at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-3, over Cline.
East Wake was 4-1 in the league and 5-1 overall after the loss.