Schoolkate wins clash of the young titans
ROUND 3 of the State League Tennis had Australian-ranked junior Will Hann from Cottesloe face off against former partner and Scarborough resident Tristan Schoolkate, who now plays for Dalkeith.
Having made the final of the Australian under-16 doubles and winning a Grade 4 ITF together, friendships were set aside in a clash of the titans.
Hann broke through early but Schoolkate delivered with a 4-6 6-3 6-1 win.
The result set up a 4-1 rubber win for the undefeated Dalkeith Dolphins.
At Alexander Park , tour player Brydan Klein, who featured in last year’s fi- nals for Mosman Park, returned this year to play for Hensman and survived a tight match against Alexander Park’s Eddie Bourchier 6-0 6-7 6-4.
Hensman’s Zach Itzstein delivered a 7-5 7-5 win over rising star Jerome Iaconi to set up his team’s first win 41 following two draws.
Bayswater looked a very different side with the inclusion of tour player Gavin Van Peperzeel, who led them to a close win over Mt Lawley.
Peppermint Grove went down to Royal Kings Park two rubbers to four and take on Dalkeith at home next week.