SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It has been a difficult season for the Spotswood High School girls varsity tennis team. After losing several key members to graduation, the team is still searching for its first team win this fall. A number of new players joined the squad this season.
Currently, the team is 0-8. Metuchen High School leads the conferece with a 10-0 record. The Chargers have dropped their last three matches to North Brunswick High School, South Plainfield High School and Sayreville High School 5-0.
Their last outing was against the Bombers on Friday, Sept. 29. The only team to take a set was the second doubles pair of Ashley Murphy and Kaitlin Dwyer. Murphy and Dwyer won the first set against Shrusti Sheth and Nirali Patel by a score of (6-4). They then dropped the final two sets, (6-0, 6-0).
Mirit Girgis lost her first singles match to Kathleen Beben, (6-0, 6-0) while second singles player, Gabriela Zeron dropped her match to Katherin Sudol, (6-0, 6-0). Marina Girgis only managed to win two games in her third singles match against Steph VanNote, losing (6-0, 6-2). Alix Lemiere and Emily Michaels lost their first doubles match to Alecia Richardson and Jasmine Van Note, (6-1, 6-0).
The Chargers will take on another winless team on Monday, Oct. 2 when they hit the courts against Carteret High School at 4 p.m. at the Summerhill Road tennis courts. Carteret is 0-9 for the 2017 tennis season.