Cottesloe Tennis Club takes out Tennis West state title


Mitchell Pleydell, Joel Pleydell, Brett Patten, Andrew Roberts, Scott Jones. Photographer: Damo Nguyen
Mitchell Pleydell, Joel Pleydell, Brett Patten, Andrew Roberts, Scott Jones. Photographer: Damo Nguyen

A HOME ground advantage helped Cottesloe Tennis Club men’s team to secure the 2015/16 Tennis West State Championship last month.

In the men’s final against Wembley Downs, Cottesloe stalwart Brett Patten capitalised on the home-side support to get him over the line in a tight contest against Jake Robinson.

Patten won the opening match in straight sets 7-5, 6-4.

Joel Pleydell took on Wembley Downs’ Brenton Bacon in a tight three-set match that saw Pleydell lose the first set 5-7 before taking the next two 6-4, 6-1.

Cottesloe number one Andrew Roberts dominated the first set 6-0 against Wembley Downs’ Dean Cochrane.

Cochrane managed to make a second set revival, leading five sets to love, before Roberts made a comeback to take the set and match 7-5.

Wembley Downs’ Sam Ashenden kept his team alive into the doubles, defeating Scott Jones 6-3, 6-2.

Ultimately Cottesloe proved to be too strong for Wembley Downs, when they took out both doubles matches and the final 5-1.

In one of the closest finals in recent history, Blue Gum Park Tennis Club women’s team beat North Beach Tennis Club by one set to be named the 2015/16 Tennis West State champions.