FRANKSTON'S Sam Palmer returned to his devastating best with a 4-0 demolition of Somerville's Sean O'Meara in round three of the Mornington Peninsula Table Tennis Association's A1 winter pennant competition last week.
A win to O'Meara in the reverse singles against Paul Davies was not enough to prevent his side going down 4-1 to Frankston, which recorded its first win of the season.
Langwarrin's Mark Flavel remains undefeated and at the top of the leading player standings after solid wins against the strong Dromana pairing of Luke Bronsema and Stuart Sutherland.
Bronsema and Sutherland evened the match scores to 2-2 when they defeated Flavel's partner Shane O'Connor, and a win in the doubles resulted in Dromana taking the points and securing second spot on the A1 ladder.
Mt Martha remains at the top of the ladder after a win over Mornington, although Mornington's Jarryd Cathcart was untroubled in recording 4-1 victories against Phil Bolitho and Greig Whitelaw.
The Mt Martha pair turned the tables on Cathcart's partner Craig Entwistle and a win in the doubles encounter was enough to get Mt Martha over the line.
Langwarrin is now the only undefeated side in the club's A2 grade after a 4-1 result against Balnarring and a hard-fought 3-2 victory to Mornington over Somerville has the home side sitting in second spot.
Mornington's Greg Price leads the way in the individual player standings with five wins from his six matches to date. Mornington has slipped to fourth spot in the club's A3 grade after a 3-2 loss to Rye.
Skye's Len Gorfine remains undefeated after three rounds while his partner Phil Borham has four wins from his six matches played to date. Not surprisingly, Skye finds itself on top of the ladder after three rounds.