SOUTH Bendigo Metro celebrated its first victory of the Bendigo Tennis Association’s Premier League season in Saturday’s eighth round against BLTC Rising Sun.
The Metro won 9-3.
The return of Andrew Lethlean proved crucial for the Metro as Zac Lethlean and Sam McHarg moved down the order ot complete a more formidable line-up.
Metro won all four men’s singles matches.
Lethlean’s 8-6 win against Rising Sun’s No.1 Terry Smith was a highlight.
BLTC Shish defeated Spring Gully Butterflies by a solitary game in an absolute thriller.
It was tied at six-sets each, ut Shish had the edge on games, 72-71.
The Butterflies put up a great fight, and dominated the women’s as Danielle Bowles and Lynda Gallagher won five of their six sets.
However, the Garwood brothers won five of their six contests for Shish, and Nick Thomas and Rashelle Blencowe combined well to defeat Jayden Baber and Lynda Gallagher 8-6 in the final set of the day.
Shish remain unbeaten, on top of the ladder by 16 points.
Spring Gully Brougham Arms beat Spring Gully Bigpond, 8-4.
Adam Fleming returned to Premier League tennis in great fashion as he combimned with Jayd Davis to defeat the Brougham Arms pair of Jamie Brown and Paul Condliffe, 8-5.
Fleming and Davis scored 8-3 victories in their singles matches.
Brougham Arms clawed back as Jess Hartland and Bronwyn Osborne defeated Heather Robbins and Paige Ipsen in doubles and singles.
Approaching the end of the day, Brougham Arms held a 5-4 lead, but it won the final three sets.
In section two, Spring Gully Sensation and South Bendigo Hibernian established some breathing room at the top of the table with some big wins over Spring Gully Stingers and BLTC Gold, respectively.