Tennis Poised for County Team Tournament, Baseball Sweeps Smithtown Christian

Bridgehampton senior Jonny DeGroot. Michael Heller photo

Five members of the East Hampton boys tennis team, including three from Pierson and another from Bridgehampton, competed in the Suffolk County Individual Championships last week at Half Hollow Hills East Hight School, earning All-County status as a result.

Jonny DeGroot, Ravi MacGurn and Pierson freshman Luke Louchheim earned All County in the singles tournament, while Jaedon Glasstein and Pierson senior Alex Weseley earned All County for doubles.

DeGroot, a senior at Bridgehampton High School, reached the quarterfinals before losing to second-seeded Alan Sabovic of Connetquot, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3. Both Louchheim and MacGurn lost their opening-round matches.

Glasstein and Weseley also lost in the first round as the Bonackers turned their attention to the county team tournament, which was scheduled to begin for fifth-seeded East Hampton at home on Wednesday after press time against either Miller Place or Sayville. The winner of that match will have advanced to the quarterfinals and will likely play fourth-seeded Harborfields on the road on Thursday, May 16, at 4 p.m.

Pierson Baseball Sweeps Smithtown Christian

The Pierson baseball team cruised to a three-game sweep of Smithtown Christian last week to improve its record to 5-10 in the difficult ranks of League VIII, where Class B teams like Center Moriches, Mattituck and Southampton have dominated the action.

The Whalers won their three games last week by a combined score of 33-8 in moving past the Crusaders. Pierson will close out the season with a three-game series against Babylon before playing what is likely to be a series against Southold for the Suffolk County Class C Championship, tentatively scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 29.