Klein leads Mosman Park charge

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Film -

THE se­cond round of the men’s State Ten­nis League saw a re­play of last year’s fi­nal when Hens­man Park (HPTC) trav­elled to Mosman Park for an­other spir­ited en­counter, with the lat­ter de­liv­er­ing a thump­ing six rub­bers, 12 sets and 72 games to 0-1-30.

Pre-match strate­gies sur­round­ing the play­ing or­der fi­nally saw Mosman Park’s Bry­dan Klein, ranked 304 in world sin­gles, slot­ted in to beat a plucky Zack Itzstein 6-4, 6-1 in a high qual­ity match played on hard court.

Klein (27), born in Rock­ing­ham, is a tour­ing Bri­tish pro­fes­sional.

Mosman Park’s classy Dom Bechard won the bat­tle of the left­handers against HPTC’S Marco Co­mozzo 6-2, 6-2 while Bren­ton Ba­con and Alex Downey com­pleted the sin­gles rout and Mosman Park won both dou­bles, but not be­fore Rhys John­son teamed with Itzstein to push Klein and Bechard in a tough three set­ter.

Up the coast, Bayswa­ter scram­bled their first points when rain stopped play for a draw against Pep­per­mint Grove.

Mt Law­ley recorded their first win for the sea­son over an in­jury­de­pleted Dalkeith 4-2 and to com­plete the round, Cottes­loe backed up their first round win over Dalkeith with a 4-1 win over King’s Park.

In the women’s league, all matches were one-sided as Royal Kings Park (RKPTC) con­tin­ued their great early form and backed their first round win over Blue Gum with an­other strong win 5-1 over last year’s cham­pi­ons Cottes­loe.

The ad­di­tion of Bo­jana Bobu­sic has cer­tainly added a new dy­namic.

Blue Gum scored their first points of the sea­son, beat­ing City Beach 4-2 and Hens­man Park beat North Beach 5-1.

The pick of the matches this week will be City Beach women host­ing lead­ers RKPTC and Cottes­loe host­ing Mosman in the mens.

War­ren Hard­ing

Tim Macpher­son, Michae Tay­lor, Dan Paech and An­gus Firth at the in­au­gu­ral event in April this year.

Dom Bechard in bat­tle against Marco Co­mozzo.

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