SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School girls varsity tennis team completed the home-at-home sweep over on-court rival South River High School on Thursday. Spotswood defeated the Rams 3-2 to win the team's third straight match. Freshman Cyanne Chan defeated Julia Pasion for her second varsity win in a row at first singles, (6-1, 6-3). Axelle Lemiere won her second singles match over Maya Ragab, (6-3, 6-1). Kate Acheampong lost her third singles match to Katia Bernardino, (6-3, 3-6, 10-6) in three. Since the Spotswood High School tennis courts do not have lights, Acheampong and Bernardino played a tie-breaker instead of a third set to decide the match.
Lindsey Michaels and Chloe Donelan helped put the Chargers in the win column, by sealing the overall match victory with a win at first doubles. Michaels and Donelan defeated Thaily Sanchez and Mariana Bernardino, (6-1, 6-0). Angelina Moschella and Laysha Guzman lost a tough three-setter at second doubles to Jennifer Tuba Tuapante and Kathleen Perez. Moschella and Guzman won the first set 6-3, but South River battled back to win the second set 7-5. Tuba Tuapante and Perez won the deciding set 7-6, winning the third set tie-breaker 7-4. Guzman was making her first varsity appearance on the court this season.
The win improves Spotswood overall season record to 5-2. The Chargers only won five matches out of 18 last season. Spotswood has a few days off before getting back on the court on Wednesday. The Chargers head to Middlesex High School to play the Blue Jays on October 28. Matches begin at 4 p.m.