Tennis: rain ruins anticipated Kings Park and Cottesloe clash


Peppermint Grove’s Troy Hargreaves gets airborne with Chris Moore.
Peppermint Grove’s Troy Hargreaves gets airborne with Chris Moore.

AFTER heavy rain last week, only parts of round 11 of the WA State Tennis Men’s League was completed, with the much-anticipated Kings Park versus Cottesloe match on grass cancelled.

In other matches, Peppermint Grove lost 1-5 away on hardcourt at Mt Lawley, with Peppermint Grove’s number one Troy Hargreaves going down to Alex Downey 4-6 1-6.

Mt Lawley delivered a clean sweep in the singles, with Rhys McDougall too good for Chris Moore, Rafe Bonini beating Ryan Godwin and Tim Gray defeating Peppermint Grove’s Tom Moore.

Peppermint Grove salvaged some pride with Hargreaves and Chris Moore combining to win an entertaining doubles in a third set tiebreak against McDougall and Rob Firns.

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The return of Brydan Klein (world number 282) and Brenton Bacon powered up Mosman Park to cause an upset over Hensman Park 4-2.

Klein won 6-1 6-4 over Zach Itzstein, while Bacon won in the third after his selection last week in the under-18 Pizzey Cup team.

Gen Naraya made an impressive State Tennis League debut at number four for Mosman Park, winning 5-7 6-4 6-4 against Hensman Park’s James Stuttard.

Klein and Bacon combined to secure the win in a terrific 1-6 6-3 10-4 doubles against Rhys Johnston and Itzstein.

Johnston played the doubles after winning the Silver Pro AMT singles at the State Tennis Centre earlier in the day.

Dalkeith continued its recent winning form over Higgins Park with a convincing 5-1 win.

Dalkeith’s Josiah Tyson was promoted to number one beating Josh Spring 6-4 6-3 and teammates Ben Webster and Dylan McCloskey also won their singles.

Dalkeith won both doubles matches.

In the Women’s League, Cottesloe beat Hensman 4-2 with Perth’s top 18-year-old Maddison Inglis beating Nadia Rajan 6-4 6-2 and wins by Cottesloe’s Teiwa Casey over Skye Royal and Lexie Weir over Hayley Burton had Cott leading a 3-1 lead after the singles.

Brenda Plint teamed with Casey to win a tight doubles 5-7 6-3 10-7 to secure the win for Cottesloe.