With only three seniors in the lineup, and several middle-schoolers playing significant roles, the future is bright for the East Hampton boys tennis team. But the young squad has proven thus far that the present is looking pretty good too.
The Bonackers improved to 4-0 in League VIII with two more dominant wins last week, putting them in a tie for first place with William Floyd (4-0, 4-2 overall). The teams were scheduled to face each other on Floyd’s home courts on April 22 in the first of what will be two meetings between them this season.
East Hampton has been dominant thus far, giving up a total of just four points in its four league matches. Floyd has also given up just four points in four league matches.
The Bonackers made quick work of their opponents last week, beating Eastport South Manor (4-2), 6-1, in Manorville on April 14 before shutting out Riverhead (0-4), 7-0, in Riverhead on Thursday. The teams were scheduled to play each other again at East Hampton the following day, but the match was rained out and rescheduled for April 24. East Hampton was also scheduled to host Hampton Bays on Monday, April 20, in a game that was likely to be rained out.
Against ESM, Bonac junior Julian MacGurn lost, 6-2, 6-2, to Alex Reiley at first singles, but East Hampton won the rest of the matches in straight sets. Pierson seventh-grader Jack Louchheim won 6-0, 6-3 at second singles; eighth-grader Ravi MacGurn won 6-0, 6-0 at third singles; and Pierson eighth-grader Thomas Lawton won 6-0, 6-3 at fourth singles. The first doubles team of seniors Harrison Kennedy and Zach Bogetti—playing together for the fourth straight year—won 6-3, 6-4; the second doubles pair of senior Matty McMullan and sophomore Jordan Foster won 6-2, 6-1; and the third doubles squad of Josh Rosario and junior Ben Karlin won 6-2, 6-0.
Against Riverhead, Julian MacGurn won 6-1, 6-0; Louchheim won 6-0, 6-0; Ravi MacGurn won 6-1, 6-1; and Lawton won 6-2, 6-3. Kennedy and Bogetti won 6-2, 6-0, and East Hampton’s second and third doubles teams won by forfeit.
East Hampton was slated to face Hampton Bays and Center Moriches before taking on Floyd, and will then play its remaining seven matches at home to conclude the regular season.
The Westhampton Beach boys tennis team fell to 2-3 in League VII, 2-5 overall after three straight losses last week. The Hurricanes were edged, 4-3, by first-place Mattituck (5-0, 6-1) at home on April 15 before losing, 5-2, at Ross the next day. On Saturday, the Hurricanes were downed 7-0 in a non-league match against powerhouse Half Hollow Hills East.
Against Mattituck, the Hurricanes won all three doubles matches, with Raj Ghayalod and Sam Santora dominating, 6-0, 6-2, against Chris Moichan and Josh Hassilbine at first. At second, Owen Williams and Christian Prag beat Tucker Johansson and Lucas Kosmynka in three sets, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3. Peter Marotta and Will Nadal beat Pulith Peiris and Matt Wells, 6-1, 6-2, at third doubles. At first singles, Westhampton Beach’s Riley Smith lost a tough three-set match to Garrett Malave, 2-6, 6-4, 3-6. Westhampton Beach was shut out in singles against Ross as well, losing all four matches in straight sets. At first doubles, Hurricanes Ghayalod and Santora won by forfeit, and the other point for the Canes came at second doubles, where Prag and Williams beat Aaron Kreesberg and Sunny Guo, 6-3, 6-1. Marotta and Nadal lost in three sets to Peter Kim and Jensen Rowen, 4-6, 6-2, 9-11.
Westhampton Beach was scheduled to host Longwood on April 21 (4 p.m.), visit Shoreham on April 23 (4 p.m.), host Ross on April 25 (noon), and visit Rocky Point on April 27 (4 p.m.).
The Southampton boys tennis team fell to 0-6 in League VII, 0-8 overall with four losses last week. The Mariners were downed 6-1 at Connetquot in a non-league match on April 14, fell 5-2 at Longwood the following day, lost 6-1 at Mattituck on April 16, and were shutout, 7-0, at Shoreham/Wading River on Friday.
Southampton was scheduled to visit Ross on April 20 (4:30 p.m.), host Ross on April 21 (4:30 p.m.), visit Rocky Point on April 23 (4 p.m.) and host Mattituck on April 27 (4 p.m.)