Schoolkate debuts for Dalkeith Tennis Club

Tristan Schoolkate in action for Dalkeith Tennis Club
Tristan Schoolkate in action for Dalkeith Tennis Club

WORLD top 100 ITF junior Tristan Schoolkate debuted for Dalkeith Tennis Club’s (DTC) Men’s State League team last weekend, but it wasn’t enough to secure the win against Hensman Park.

Schoolkate was leading 7-6 4-3 against Zach Itzstein when they were forced to abandon the match because of time and low light.

Dalkeith’s Josiah Tyson had a stirring win over Futures player Ashwin Sharma 6-3 7-6 and DTC’s Dylan McCloskey won 7-6 6-1 over Vuk Velkovic while Hensman’s Brendan Malarkey settled the home team with a three-set win over Ollie Henderson.

In other State League matches, Kings Park beat Bayswater 5-1 win with tour player Gavin Van Peperzeel the only winner for Bayswater over Brenton Bacon.

Jake Robinson, Sam Ashendon and Dean Cochrane all delivered straight set wins for Kings Park.