BLTC Metro delivered a huge statement to Premier League tennis rivals in Saturday's 9-3 victory against BLTC Rising Sun.
Metro overtook the Suns in second place on the Bendigo Tennis Association ladder.
The ladder-leading Spring Gully Brougham Arms had the bye and is on 129 points.
Metro has scored 124 points, with Rising Sun on 123 at two rounds to go before finals.
There were outstanding performances everywhere in Metro's latest win.
Zac Lethlean and Isaac Watson won three matches each.
Rashelle Blencowe had a surprising 8-3 victory against Tova Penno.
Sam McHarg won all three of his sets.
Rebecca Tweed was best for the Rising Sun and won two of her three sets, including a dominant 8-1 win against Tamara Wright.
Penno and Tim McNamara were the only other Rising Sun players to register a set, in a disappointing day all round.
BLTC Metro 9 sets 83 games d BLTC Rising Sun 3 sets 48 games.
Bigpond’s big win ensured them of a finals berth, while Noonan Electrical’s last chance to make a run at fourth spot was extinguished.
Noonan Electrical got off to a great start thanks to Sam Storer and Jono Guy, who defeated Jack Baker and Frank Ryan 8-5, but after that it was all downhill.
It was a total team effort from Bigpond, with Doug Ryan, Brad Slingo, Heather Robbins all winning their three sets.
Spring Gully Bigpond 11 sets 93 games d BLTC Noonan Electrical 1 set 40 games.
Section 1: Spring Gully Panthers 8-74 d Spring Gully Racqueteers 2-62. Spring Gully Phoenix 6-69 d BLTC Stingers 4-47. BLTC Gold 6-64 d BLTC Sensation 4-51.