SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Chargers' girls tennis, boys soccer and varsity football teams all faced off against South River High School on Saturday. As Charger fans know, the rivalry between the two towns is a hot one on the playing field and on September 14, the boys soccer team defeated the Rams 2-0, the football team claimed a 17-14 victory on the gridiron and the girls varsity tennis team came through with a 3-2 win on the court. Spotswood's doubles teams helped the Chargers pull out a victory over the Rams.
Gabriela Zeron rallied after losing the first set to Maya Rana to come back and earn the Chargers' first match point. Zeron beat Rana, (4-6, 6-2, 6-2), to win her first singles match. Karen Mausser lost her second singles match up to Daisy Pelaez, (7-5, 6-1), and Axelle Lemiere lost her third singles match to Julia Pasion, (6-4, 6-4).
The Chargers were down 1-2 in match points when the doubles teams took the court. Chloe Donelan and Lindsey Michaels won a hard-fought first doubles match over Alyssa Hernandez and Nicoletta Gergiou-Greco. Donelan and Michaels took the first set, (6-3), but lost the second set by a lopsided score of, (1-6). The pair rallied to take the third and deciding set, (6-2), to earn an important match point for Spotswood.
Freshmen Melody Dzergoski and Angelina Moschella helped the Chargers nail down a victory over the Rams by defeating Maya Ragab and Victoria Talharim, (6-0, 6-1). The win over South River moves the Chargers overall record to 3-2. The Chargers are back on the court today to take on Metuchen High School. Matches begin at 4 p.m. at the Spotswood High School Tennis Courts on Summerhill Road.