The only game in town Monday was in Sag Harbor, behind Pierson High, and the good news was that it was played in springlike weather.
The result, a 10-0 win by Babylon, was rather bad news, though Pierson was missing four starters, who presumably were in even warmer climes enjoying the weeklong spring break.
Don McGovern, Pierson’s athletic director, and his counterpart at Babylon (which was missing three starters of its own) had agreed to play the game at a later date, but Section XI said no.
Despite the defections of three players and the loss of a fourth to shoulder surgery, Katie Helfand, who’s in her first season of coaching the East Hampton High School boys tennis team, expects her lineup to do well.
Topped by Julian MacGurn, a junior who placed fourth in last year’s division tournament, the boys got off to a good start here on April 1, defeating Center Moriches 6-1, with only the fourth singles player, Ben Karlin, losing, in a 10-point third-set tiebreaker. East Hampton won the other matches in straight sets.