Bulli fall to Brenan Park in Blackwell Cup Sydney league

Backhand: Matt Mullane played for Bulli in Sunday's loss. Picture: Robert Peet
Backhand: Matt Mullane played for Bulli in Sunday's loss. Picture: Robert Peet

Bulli suffered a second-round setback by Blackwell Cup title favourites Brenan Park in the Sydney inter-district competition on Sunday.

After opening their account with a crushing win over Blacktown in the season opener, Bulli could only win one set against Brenan Park.

Without Glenn Knox in the line-up, teenager Tom Gallagher was out-gunned by Miladin Tepsic 6-2, 6-1.

Bulli’s No.2 seed Matt Mullane went down in an absorbing battle against Brenan Park’s Evan Ward, 7-6, 6-4. Dorian Hennequin fought back to level his match with Peter De Oliviera at a set each, but didn’t pick up a game in the third, going down 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.

Bulli, who face Canterbury-Bankstown in Sydney on Sunday, also went down in all three single-set doubles matches. 

However, Bulli still second on the five-team Blackwell Cup standings on 13 points behind Brenan Park who have conceded just two sets in as many rounds to lead on 26.