Bonackers edge Westhampton 4-3 to move to 6-0 on the season

East Hampton Still Undefeated




Independent/Desirée Keegan

East Hampton’s boys tennis team is on a roll.

With a 4-3 victory over Westhampton Beach April 4, the Bonackers, a team also comprised of students from Bridgehampton and Pierson, earned their third straight win to improve to 6-0 in League VII.

Ravi MacGurn won his No. 2 singles match over Andre Insalaco 7-6, 6-2, and Luke Louchheim swept No. 3 Trevor Hayes 6-1, 6-1. Jaden Glasstein and Alex Weseley topped Jake Ongania and Kasper Buchen at No. 1 doubles 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, and Brad Drubych and Nathan McGovern beat out Daniel Caputo and Pierson Rosen-Keith at No. 2 doubles 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 to give East Hampton the win.

“Starters Jamie Fairchild and Miles Clark were out at a robotics competition in Canada,” head coach Kevin McConville said. “It’s the first time our doubles saved our singles lineup since I’ve been the coach.”

No. 2 singles player Josh Kaplan finished with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Jonny DeGroot for the Hurricanes, and No. 4 Santo Benenati outdid Max Astilean 6-3, 6-4. No. 3 doubles duo John Jimenez and Jackson LaRose beat Nick Chen and Sandro Volpe 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 as Westhampton remains at the No. 2 spot in the league with a 4-2 record.

The Hurricanes are one win above Southold/Greenport (3-2), which was led by No. 1 singles player Devin Quinones (4-6, 6-0, 7-5 over Lucas Kosmgala) in its last match, a 5-3 win over Mattituck March 28. The Settlers lost to East Hampton 6-1 on April 2. Hampton Bays, at 2-4 in League VIII, also came up with a win this week, edging Eastport-South Manor 4-3 Saturday. No. 1 singles player Patricio Tulla led his Baymen in the April 6 matchup with a 6-2, 6-1 win.

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