Dalkeith too good for Peppy Grove in re­turn

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Look Local - Warren Harding

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.

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