Dalkeith too good for Peppy Grove in return
DALKEITH beat Peppermint Grove 4-2 in the return of the State Tennis Men's League on the weekend.
In the away match on hardcourt, Dalkeith triumphed, but Peppermint Grove’s Troy Hargreaves defeated Ollie Henderson in straight sets.
Dalkeith’s Ben Webster beat Steven Francis 6-2 6-2, Josiah Tyson had a 6-4 6-1 win over Ryan Godwin and Dylan McCloskey, back from US college tennis, survived 3-6 6-1 6-4 against Chris Moore.
Peppermint Grove needed to win both the doubles and Francis and Godwin got them on the board, winning 7-5 2-6 10-7, while Tyson and McCloskey got Dalkeith home 4-6 64 10-8.
Up the coast on grass, Cottesloe beat Higgins Park 5-1, with Josh Pleydell beating Josh Spring 6-3 6-3 in the opener and brother Mitch Pleydell beating wily grass-courter Josh Bowen 7-6 6-1 to set up an early lead.
Cottesloe’s Tim Wood won in straight sets and 15-year-old Will Hann secured his first State League win over Marcus Bouckaert 6-1 6-2.
The doubles was split with the Pleydell brothers losing 5-7 5-7 and Hann and Wood winning for Cottesloe.
To wrap up the round, a depleted Mosman Park hosted league-leaders Royal Kings Park, who delivered a thumping 5-1 win on hardcourt.
John Peers, Brenton Bacon, Sam Maxwell and Henri Kontinen with the men’s doubles trophies.