Four Advance in Tennis

Players to advance to the county’s individual tournament

    Julian MacGurn, the sophomore who plays first singles for East Hampton High School’s boys tennis team, placed fourth in the division individual tournament, which was played at William Floyd High School Friday, Saturday, and Monday.

    MacGurn, who was seeded fifth, defeated Mattituck’s Garrett Malave (whose mother, the former Amy DiPace, played first singles on the girls team here when she was an East Hampton student) in a third-set tiebreaker in the quarterfinals, thus avenging two close losses to Malave during the regular season.

    Westhampton Beach’s Cooper Lace­tera, the top seed, who went on to win the championship by defeating Shoreham’s Chris Kuhnle 2-6, 6-4, 6-0, defeated MacGurn in a semifinal matchup. Ross’s Jan Menke, who also lost in the semis, took third place as a result of defeating MacGurn 6-3, 6-4 in Monday’s consolation match.

    In other division tournament action, the Ross School’s top-seeded doubles team of Dan Okin and Harrison Rowen lost 6-4, 6-1 in the final to their Westhampton rivals, Brian Schwartz and Zach Ellenhorn, whom they had defeated four days before in a regular-season match.

    All of the above advance to the county’s individual tournament, which is to be played at Floyd this week.