The 2020/21 Tennis West State League summer season concluded over the weekend with Hensman Park Tennis Club claiming both the Men’s and Women’s championship titles.
In what was a nail bitting finish in the men’s competition, Hensman Park TC overcame host club and home and away season top finishers, Dalkeith TC. With both teams on equal rubbers (3) and sets (6), the title was eventually decided on games with Hensman Park TC claiming the championship title 54 games to Dalkeith TC’s 51.
Hosted by Peppermint Grove TC, the women’s competition saw Hensman Park TC victorious over the home team minor premiers. With the result decided during play of the second doubles rubber, Hensman Park TC claimed the day by just two games (due to a best case result for Peppermint Grove TC still giving Hensman Park a two game overall victory). As a result, Hensman Park TC claimed 3 rubbers, 6 sets and 51 games to Peppermint Grove TC’s 2 rubbers, 4 sets 40 games.
In addition to this year’s State League Finals, the junior girls’ State League competition, the Casey Dellacqua Cup, and the Junior Boys’ State League competitions were played alongside the respective women’s and men’s finals. Claiming the Casey Dellacqua Cup were the Stars, whilst the Junior Boy’s State League final was won by Dalkeith Tennis Club.
Tennis West Manager of Competitions and Tournaments, Loretta Hughes, says it was an exciting weekend of tennis for the state’s top placed junior and senior players.
‘Congratulations to Hensman Park Tennis Club. To claim both the men’s and women’s titles in the same season is a wonderful achievement,’
‘Congratulations also to both Dalkeith and Peppermint Grove Tennis Clubs who both finished the season as minor premiers and who succeeded in doing a fantastic job of hosting the respective men’s and women’s finals,’
‘State League sits as the pinnacle of all Tennis West League competitions and the standard of play across the season in both the men’s and women’s finals was incredibly high,’
‘Furthermore it was wonderful to see the Casey Dellacqua Cup and Junior Boy’s State League competitions played alongside the women’s and men’s events. Bringing together the League’s top placed junior and senior players truly showcased the high quality of players we have here in WA,’ Hughes said.
Tennis West Leagues Men’s Final
Dalkeith Tennis Club
Hensman Park Tennis Club
|Dalkeith Tennis Club||Hensman Park Tennis Club|
|Tristan Schoolkate||Brayden Klein|
|Derek Pham||Zach Itzstein (C)*|
|Scott Webster*||Rhys Johnson*|
|Joel Pleydell||James Connelly|
|Ben Webster*||Ethan Cook|
|Josiah Tyson (C)*||Matthew Burton*|
|Zach Viiala||Evan Manso*|
|Dylan McCloskey*||James Newton*|
|Oliver Henderson*||Austin Vos|
|Nick De Lima|
Tennis West Leagues Women’s Final
Peppermint Grove Tennis Club
Hensman Park Tennis Club
|Peppermint Grove Tennis Club||Hensman Park Tennis Club|
|Talia Gibson*||Anya Dokic*|
|Taylah Preston||Lily Fairclough*|
|Caitlin Hindmarsh (C)*||Ksenija Vujacic*|
|Luna Jokanovic||Ella Nurkic*|
|Natasha Camer-Pesci*||Hayley Burton (C)*|
|Tara Gilich||Gayle Leong|
|Casey Tay||Hannah Innes|
The finals weekend wraps up the Tennis West State League 14-week home and away summer season, with the competition just one of 31 Tennis West League competitions offering competitive playing opportunities for more than 8,000 players seven days a week.
The Tennis West Leagues winter season will commence at the beginning of May. To find out more speak to your club or head to: https://www.tennis.com.au/wa/players/competitions/wa-tennis-league/league-information-2