Tennis: Mosman Park claim emphatic win over Mt Lawley

Alicia Molik.
Alicia Molik.

NEEDING a win to hold its spot, Mosman Park Tennis Club locked down fourth spot with an emphatic 5-1 win over Mt Lawley in the men’s State league tennis competition that this year has showcased world class players.

Cottesloe snuffed out Dalkeith’s hope of snatching fourth slot with Andrew Roberts winning 6-0 6-1 against Dylan McCloskey.

Joel Pleydell had to fight 6-3 2-6 6-4 to beat a hard hitting Ollie Henderson and brother Mitch Pleydell had a straight sets win over Dalkeith’s Matt Rosso.

Kings Park, who stumbled this week, will host Mosman Park on grass in the first semi-final.

Hensman Park showed finals form with a win over Kings Park 4-2 on the weekend and will host Cottesloe in the other semi final.

In the Women’s league, Alicia Molik led a clean sweep on grass for Cottesloe against Higgins Park 6-0.

Molik, Australia’s Fed Cup captain, was all class as she dropped only two games for the day winning her singles 6-1 6-0 against Crystal Mildwaters and the doubles in straight sets playing with Teiwa Casey.

City Beach pushed Hensman Park to go down 2-4 with wins by the former’s Maddy Watson and Lara Vujasinovic in the singles and Ali Connell and Hayley O’Donnell closely lost their doubles 3-6 6-4 9-11 in the super tiebreaker.

In other matches, Blue Gum won the minor premiership finishing top of the ladder with a 4-2 win over last year’s runners-up North Beach and will host the first semi-final next week as they chase back to back premierships.