JARRYD Cathcart has avenged his round one loss to Somerville’s Sean O’Meara with a comfortable 4-2 win against his young rival in the Mornington Peninsula Table Tennis Association’s A1 grade competition.
Cathcart’s return to top form has resulted in Mornington cementing equal second spot on the ladder with four rounds to play in the winter pennant season.
In arguably the match of the round, Frankston’s Sam Palmer chalked up a hard-fought 4-2 win against Luke Bronsema.
The win together with a 4-0 demolition of Bronsema’s playing partner Stuart Sutherland lifts Palmer to a 9-3 win-loss ratio and provides him with a slim chance of finishing on top of the Leader Player standings at the end of the season.
Palmer’s heroics were not enough to prevent Frankston going down 3-2 and last season’s finalists find themselves languishing in last spot on the ladder after round six.
A workmanlike 3-2 victory to Mt Martha over Langwarrin sees them remain a game clear at the top of the ladder.
Neither Phil Bolitho or Greig Whitelaw could trouble Langwarrin’s Mark Flavel, wins against his playing partner, Shane O’Connor and yet another doubles victory was enough to get Mt Martha the points after securing a 3-2 win.
Flavel (11-1) remains two games clear of his nearest rival in the race for leading player honours.