Greenwood stumbles at the final hurdle

Hensman Park’s Lachlan Napier, Zach Itzstein, Cameron Fenner, Ryan Offer and James Stuttard.
Hensman Park’s Lachlan Napier, Zach Itzstein, Cameron Fenner, Ryan Offer and James Stuttard.

In a rematch of the 2013-14 final, the defending champions could not make it back-to-back titles, with their South Perth opponents exacting revenge after the previous season�s loss with a 4-9-63 to 1-4-53 win.

Top Hensman player Zach Itzstein beat Greenwood�s former touring pro Miles Armstrong 6-2 2-6 6-2 in a strong start for the underdogs on Greenwood�s home court.

The local club levelled the tie in the second match with a straight-sets victory to Strahinja Bobusic 6-1 6-2 over Cameron Fenner.

But it would be Greenwood�s only triumph, as the visitors won their next two singles matches and a doubles match to take home the shield.