Dalkeith earns fourth spot
DALKEITH Tennis Club has jumped into fourth position with a fighting win over Mosman Park in the WA State Tennis Men's League on the weekend.
Mosman Park’s number one Gavin Van Peperzeel (world ranked 336) was all class as he raced through Matt Rosso without dropping a game but wins by Dalkeith’s number three Ben Webster over Sam Alexander 6-3 4-6 6-3 and number four Ollie Henderson’s 6-3 6-3 victory over David Leahy pulled Dalkeith ahead.
This left a testy Tom Hann to dig deep from a break down in the third set to level the match for Mosman over Dalkeith’s big-serving Josiah Tyson.
Dalkeith teamed up to win two very high-quality doubles to see them home 4-2 and eyeing a finals berth, although they have a tough run home in rounds 12-14.
Mosman Park will be looking forward to the return of Brenton Bacon, who had been coaching at the Australian Open, and John Peers, who was on national duty playing an important role in the Australian Davis Cup 4-1 win over the Czech Republic at the weekend.
In other matches, the top teams dominated, with Hensman Park posting a solid 5-1 win but Higgins Park showed fighting spirit in taking three of the matches to three sets.
League leaders Kings Park put on a flawless display in a 6-0 rubber, 12-0 set drubbing over Mt Lawley away.
Finally, Peppermint Grove hosted a very different looking but equally professional Cottesloe team led by Joel Pleydell, who had the tightest of wins over Troy Hargreaves 6-7 7-5 7-6. Cottesloe won 6-0.
Gavin Van Peperzeel serves in his win against Matt Rosso.