Good Showing in Italy (and Other Sports Briefs)

Local Sports Notes
Vince Horcasitas won back-to-back national doubles titles in 2013, before suffering a labral tear that effectively sidelined him from competition until recently.

Good Showing in Italy

Vince Horcasitas, who because of a torn labrum and its repair and rehabilitation had “not played in tennis tournaments in four years,” returned to competition recently, advancing to the semifinals of the 50-year-old division in the 48th International Championships of Italy, played on red clay courts at the Hanbury Tennis Club in Alassio.

Unseeded in a draw of 64, Horcasitas defeated Dario Navone 6-0, 6-0 in the first round, fifth-seeded Gabriele Vedani 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(8) in the second, Corrado Colombo 6-2, 6-1 in the third, and second-seeded Christian Schultes of Germany 6-0 6-2 in the quarterfinals before losing 6-1, 6-3 to seventh-seeded Vlijo Francis Angelo Tanganelli in the semis.

A pulled hip flexor muscle hobbled him in his semifinal match, whose late scheduling almost made him miss his flight out, from Milan, a few hours away, but he was happy, Horcasitas said, with his showing, which earned him I.T.F. points.

“I’m pumped up again,” said the Saunders real estate agent, who four years ago won two national doubles tournaments in a row.

 

Rare Tennis Loss

The East Hampton High School tennis team, the co-champion of League VII, along with Westhampton Beach, lost its second match of the campaign to a nonleague opponent, Ward Melville, here Friday by a score of 4-3. Ward Melville, whose only loss has been to Half Hollow Hills East, is the League V champ.

“It was a very exciting match,” East Hampton’s coach, Katie Helfand, reported. “First doubles was the last match on.” Jaedon Glasstein and Alex Weseley wound up losing it 6-2, 6-7(3), 6-3 to Ward Melville’s Jonathan Gruberg and Dylan Ratner.

Jack Louchheim, Jonny de Groot, and Luke Louchheim won in straight sets at first, third, and fourth singles. At number-two, Ravi MacGurn lost 6-3, 7-6(3) to Nick Decker. Ward Melville swept the doubles.

 

Softball Win, Loss

East Hampton High’s softball team was shut out 5-0 at Westhampton Beach Monday, though on Friday the Bonackers defeated John Glenn 6-1. As of Tuesday, East Hampton was 6-9 in league play with games left to play with Hampton Bays (here today), Southampton (here Monday), and Shoreham-Wading River (here Wednesday).

 

Men’s Soccer Results

Hampton F.C.-Bill Miller, Maidstone Market, and Bateman Painting were winners in the Wednesday 7-on-7 league’s opening night at East Hampton’s Herrick Park on April 26.

Bill Miller, behind Gehider Garcia’s 5 goals, defeated Sag Harbor United 8-1; Jonathan Lizano’s goal treated Bateman to a 1-0 win over Tortorella Pools, which, though a man up in the late going, could not tie it up, and the Market, thanks to goals by Jefferson Ramirez and Alex Mesa, defeated F.C. Tuxpan 2-1.