Clayton edges Cleveland to stay unbeaten
Clayton edged Cleveland 5-4 in girls’ tennis Thursday to stay unbeaten on the season, moving to 13-0.
The Clayton Comets won four singles matches with unbeaten freshman Carmelle Joyner winning at No. 1 singles over fellow freshman Victoria Dixon of Cleveland, 6-3, 6-1. Logan Boykin and Katherine Riley ran their singles records to 13-0 for Clayton as well with their singles wins, while Stephanie Wilder took a 6-4, 4-6, 10-4, win at No. 6 singles.
The Comets are playing without standout senior Maya Guha, who injured her shoulder and will hopefully return for the final week of the regular season.
Elezcia Singletary and Boykin won the deciding doubles match for Clayton with a 8-4 win over Cleveland’s Casey Quiel and Christina Holbrook.
Cleveland’s singles victories went to No. 2 seed Amber Reese (6-3, 7-5 over Singletary) and Kara Odham (6-2, 6-3 over Spencer Rich).
The Rams’ Dixon and Reese downed Joyner and Riley 8-6 at No. 1 doubles, while Odham and Natalie Dershem took an 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles.