Putting up a brave fight against one of the top Division I tennis programs, Santa Margarita, Dos Pueblos hung tough Saturday but eventually fell to the Eagles, 12-6.

Dos Pueblos (2-4) was without five players — one at a tournament and the other four at a Robotics conference and contest — but the remaining Chargers stepped up their play and showed how deep their team is. Sasha Gryaznov, Gabe Li and Richard Cheng snagged five sets. The thrown-together team of Ryan Zmolek and Malcolm Sutton took a doubles set.

Liz Frech coaches boys’ tennis at Dos Pueblos High.