Tennis: resurgent Royal Kings Park continues unbeaten run


City Beach’s Natasha Polawski.

City Beach before their matches.
City Beach’s Natasha Polawski. City Beach before their matches.

THE resurgent Royal Kings Park (RKPTC) women’s team continued its unbeaten run with a third round 5-1 win in the women’s State Tennis League at City Beach.

Playing on grass in beautiful conditions, RKPTC’s number 1 Bojana Bobusic led the charge with a decisive 6-0, 6-2 win over Lara Vujasinovic and her teammates Nina Catovic and Britt Sheed delivered straight set singles wins.

City Beach’s Maddy Watson was the only winner for the day in a tight three sets win over Astrid Kanther.

RKPTC’s Hannah Appleyard partnered Catovic to win both doubles.

Failing light bought matches to a close between Hensman Park and Blue Gum with a similar draw between North Beach and Cottesloe; leaving Kings Park well clear on top of the women’s table.

In the men’s league, Cottesloe caused a huge 5-1 upset over leaders Mosman Park (MPTC) who the week earlier had destroyed Hensman.

In a delightful son versus father contest, Cottesloe’s Tristan Schoolkate continued his giant killer form beating MPTC’s Brenton Bacon 7-6, 6-3 while Joel Pleydell beat Alex Downey and junior Will Hann beat Tristan’s father Peter Schoolkate, who played for Mosman Park given the match was played on grass.

Cottesloe won both doubles and remain undefeated.

Dalkeith Tennis Club (DTC) bounced back from injuries to post their first win with a fighting display at home against Peppermint Grove (PGTC).

Straight set wins by DTC’s Dane Propoggia over Josh Bowen and Dylan McCloskey over Josh Spring set up the win.

Peppermint Grove’s Ryan Goldwin scored well and PGTC’s very vocal Brendan Malarkey just survived in three sets in gusty conditions over a determined Josiah Tyson to even the match but Dalkeith won both doubles.

In other men’s matches, Mt Lawley Tennis Club backed up last week with another win over Bayswater 5-1 and Kings Park could not match their triumphant women and went down one rubber to five against Hensman Park.

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