As expected, the William Floyd boys tennis team has emerged as the team to beat in League VII in the early stages of the season, but on Monday night, Eastport South Manor put an end to the Colonials’ undefeated start with a 4-3 decision.
The win helped the Sharks improve to 3-2 in league play, 4-2 overall, while Floyd dropped to 4-1 in League VII, 5-2 overall.
At first singles, ESM’s Andrew Reiley beat Kevin Ferguson, 6-2, 6-0, and at second singles, his brother Alex Reiley beat Sebastian Alvarez in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. ESM lost in straight sets at third and fourth singles, and the deciding point was won at second doubles, where Sharks Darren Chan and B.J. Anderson beat Nick Janzer and Sam Keymel, 7-5, 7-6. ESM also won at first doubles, where Brandon Calderone and Pedro Otano beat A.J. Otranto and Peter Rasmussen, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Before beating Floyd, ESM posted a 5-2 victory over Shoreham/Wading River (0-4, 0-4) at home on April 3 and got past Southampton (0-4, 0-5) in a 5-2 match on the road the next day. On Saturday, ESM was nipped, 4-3, by Ross (3-1, 3-1) in East Hampton.
In the match with Ross, ESM’s Andrew Reiley beat Harrison Rowen at first singles, 6-4, 6-0, and ESM’s Alex Reiley beat Ramaz Farah, 6-2, 6-1, at second singles. Otano beat Jonas Feurring, 6-4, 6-1, at fourth singles, and ESM lost a tough match at third singles, with Calderone falling 7-6, 7-5 to Jack Brinkley-Cook.
Ross had a good week overall, with wins in three of four matches. The Cosmos started the week with a tough 4-3 loss at Floyd, but rebounded by beating Shoreham, 4-3, the next day on the road, and getting past rival Westhampton Beach by the same score at home on Friday.
Westhampton Beach (3-1, 6-1) sandwiched its loss to Ross with a 6-1 home win over East Hampton on April 3 and a 6-1 non-league win at home against Northport on Saturday. On Monday, the Hurricanes shut out Shoreham, 7-0.
In the win over East Hampton, Cooper Lacetera beat Bonacker Collin Kavanaugh, 6-0, 6-2, at first singles, while Hurricane Kevin Cino beat Andrew Davis, 6-0, 6-0, at second singles. At third singles, Westhampton’s Beecher Halsey beat Julian MacGurn, 6-4, 6-2, and at fourth singles, Westhampton Beach’s Nisarg Dabhi beat Brady Yusko (a score was not provided).
In doubles, Westhampton’s Zach Ellenhorn and Brian Schwartz beat Reese Donaldson and Nicki Neubert, 6-2, 6-2, at the top spot, while East Hampton got its only win at second doubles, with Peter Davis and Andrew Dixon beating Sam Kapust and Matt Kantor, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4. At third singles, Hurricanes Raj Ghayalod and Riley Smith beat Juan Agudelo and Keith Schad, 6-1, 6-1.
In the loss to Ross, Cino beat Rowen, 6-0, 7-5, at first singles; Ellenhorn beat Farah, 4-6, 6-0, 6-4, at second; and Dabhi and Smith beat Giddeon Yektar and Matt Benedict in straight sets at second doubles. Westhampton Beach lost two three-set matches. At third singles, Beecher Halsey lost, 6-4, 2-6, 3-6, to Brinkley-Cook, and at first doubles, Brian Schwartz and Lacetera lost, 7-5, 4-6, 2-6, to Louis Caiola and Mikey Petersen.
Against Northport, Westhampton Beach won all of its matches in straight sets, with only Halsey dropping a tough three-set match at third singles. Lacetera, Cino and Smith all won in the singles lineup, while Ellenhorn and Schwartz, Dabhi and Kantor, and Christian Prag and Sam Kapust won in doubles.
Lacetera had the most impressive win against Shoreham, beating standout singles player Chris Kuhnle, 7-6 (10-8), 6-1, at first singles.
East Hampton (2-2, 2-3) did get a win last week, beating Southampton, 6-1, at home on April 2. Kavanaugh beat Alex Grun, 7-6, 7-4, at first singles; MacGurn beat Connor Kiembock, 6-1, 6-0, at third singles; and Neubert beat Shane Terry, 6-1, 6-1, at fourth singles. Southampton’s only win came at second singles, where Dylan Blue beat Andrew Davis in three sets.
In doubles, Bonackers Donaldson and Matt Silich beat Harry Carter and Ben Perreira, 6-2, 6-1, at first; East Hampton’s Peter Davis and Yusko beat Tristan Hughes and Keeling Pilaro, 6-1, 6-0, at second; and Bonackers Agudelo and Schad beat Liam McMahon and Ivan Van Hussell 6-0, 6-1 at third.
In League VIII, the Baymen got their first win of the year on April 2, beating Center Moriches, 6-1, on the road. Jack Hilton won, 6-3, 6-2, at first singles; Caleb Reed won, 6-0, 6-1, at second singles; Tim Berglin won, 6-2, 6-1, at third singles; and Saul Rojas won, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6, at fourth singles. The first doubles team of Alex Mineo and Wayne Standton won, 6-3, 6-3, and the second doubles team of Nick Romagnoli and Ross Hamilton won, 6-3, 6-4.
Hampton Bays lost a 4-3 match at home against Longwood on Monday. Reed won, 7-6, 6-2, at second singles; Berglin won, 6-3, 6-2, at third singles; and Rojas won, 7-5, 6-3, at fourth singles.