WOODBRIDGE, NJ - After a lull in the matches last week following their play at the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament, the Spotswood High School girls varsity tennis team got back onto the courts this week. On Monday, October 3 despite the off day from school for Rosh Hashanah, the team traveled to Carteret High School for a match. The team lost a tough battle to the Ramblers, 3-2.
On Tuesday, October 4, the team played another away match against John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. This time the Chargers came out on top with a 3-2 victory over the Mustangs. The win brought their overall record on the season to 5-5.
Katie Rivera lost her first singles match to Priya Agarwal in a tough three set battle. Rivera dropped the first set, (3-6), but bounced back to take the second set, (6-4). However, she lost the decisive third set, (2-6). Jenna Bousellam also had a three set battle with Megha Patel in her second singles match. Bousellam dropped the first set, (6-4), but rallied back to take the next two, (7-5, 6-4), for the victory. Isabella Santiago had an easier time with Clarissa Mercado, winning her third singles match in straight sets, (6-4, 6-1). The first doubles pair of Alexandra Tennill and Kaylie Writt defeated Klaudia Stanislawksi and Druva Patel, (6-4, 7-5). Their win sealed the victory for the Chargers. A score was not available for the Chargers' second doubles team of Nikki Pascak and Devin Ryan at press time.
The Chargers will take on Wardlaw-Hartridge on Thursday, October 6 for a 4 p.m. home match at the Summerhill Road courts.