Heat drains top play­ers

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Look Local - War­ren Hard­ing

PLAYED in 36-de­gree heat, round 12 of the WA State Ten­nis League was com­pleted with many play­ers sapped by the op­pres­sive weather.

In the men’s, Cottes­loe hosted Mt Law­ley with num­ber one Joel Pley­dell beat­ing Alex Downey.

An­drew Roberts re­turned to take on state coach Rhys Mcdougall who was too wily on grass, tak­ing the first set 6-2.

Roberts seemed to be still on Ukraine time where he had been hit­ting with the Aus­tralian Fed Cup team last week, but set­tled and won the next two 6-1 6-3.

Cottes­loe won all four sin­gles to con­sol­i­date their third spot with two rounds to go.

Pep­per­mint Grove league-lead­ers Kings Park.

Early re­sis­tance was shown from Pep­per­mint Grove coach Troy Har­g­reaves, who top­pled Kings Park’s num­ber one Jake Robin­son 6-2 7-6.

An in­jury to Chris Moore took Pep­per­mint Grove out of any se­ri­ous chal­lenge, with Kings Park’s re­main­ing play­ers win­ning their sin­gles matches, giv­ing them a re­sound­ing 5-1 win.

In the women’s league, Cottes­loe couldn’t hold on de­spite Fed Cup cap­tain Ali­cia Mo­lik win­ning 6-1 6-2 against North Beach’s Maddy Wat­son and Tara Gil­lich beat­ing Tsige Lacey. hosted

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