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Spotswood Boys Varsity Tennis Opens Season with a Win

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - With a strange April chill in the air, the Spotswood High School boys varsity tennis team took the court yesterday. Three players made their varsity debuts, including freshman Derek Miller at third singles and sophomore Stephen Gardner and freshman Ryan Miller at second doubles.

The Chargers beat South Amboy 3-2 for their first victory of the season. Senior Jake Engstrom earned the first point of the afternoon for Spotswood by beating Vahid Drazanin, 6-2, 6-3. Engstrom has three years of singles play under his belt and is returning to the first singles position this season.

Robby Nason lost his second singles match to Huber Maslowski, 3-6, 3-6. This was Nason's first match at the second singles spot. The senior played third singles last season and doubles freshman and sophomore year.

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Derek Miller made both his varsity and singles debut against South Amboy, playing third singles for the Chargers. Miller won his inaugural match by beating Conrad Grygoriew, 6-0, 6-2.

Dushyant Singh and John Tobia sealed the victory for Spotswood by defeating Chris Waresk and Mateusz Mroczynski, 6-4, 6-3. Singh and Tobia both saw action last season in doubles.

Playing in their first varsity match at second doubles, Gardner and Ryan Miller came up short against South Amboy's Joe Przybylski and Jeremy Pena, 1-6, 6-7. Gardner and Miller started slowly in the first set, but settling down in the second. They pushed the second set to a tie-breaker, losing 7-2.

The Chargers will travel to South River tomorrow to take on the Rams in a 4 p.m. match.

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