Broughton (17-3) dropped the first two singles matches but won the rest to take a 6-2 win against Apex in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A boys’ team tennis playoffs.
The Caps won the Nos. 3, 4, 5 and 6 singles in straight sets. Broughton will play Wilmington Laney on Tuesday in the third round.
Wilmington Laney (15-2) disposed of Panther Creek 6-0. The Catamounts’ Eric Nagy was 4-4 with A.J. Stilwell at No. 1 singles, but he dropped the set 6-4 and lost 6-0 in the second.
Laney’s Drew Porcelli won a tiebreaker 10-7 over Matt Fahys at No. 2 and No. 3 Patrick Ryder defeated Henrik Lindvall 10-7 in another tiebreaker.
“We expected a blue-collar work ethic type of game,” Holly Springs coach Doug Greenberg said. “There is nothing flashy about our team. We’ve got a bunch of guys who have played this way all season.”