Liston Tennis Club has claimed a three-peat of titles in Tennis Victoria women’s premier division.
The Williamstown-based team, which is the lone western suburbs representative in the competition, climbed to the top of the mountain once again after a three rubbers to one upset of minor premier MCC Glen Iris Valley in the final hosted by MCC on Saturday.
The winning score was 3-7-51 to 1-2-35.
The first rubber of the match set Liston on its way to victory.
In a hard-fought doubles encounter, Liston’s Destanee Aiava and Alison Bai pipped Jaimee Fourlis and Zoe Hives 7-5, 7-6.
As you would expect from the favourite, MCC Glen Iris Valley fought back in the second doubles rubber.
Liston’s Isabelle Wallace and Alexandra Bozovic overcame a slow start to take the encounter with MCC’s Astra Sharma and Jessica Moore to a tiebreaker.
Sharma-Moore took out the match in an epic tiebreaker 11-9.
At one rubber apiece, it was time for Aiava to show why Liston was so excited to add her to the team.
Aiava turned the tie in her side’s favour with a commanding 6-2, 6-1 win over Moore in the singles.
It was then over to Wallace to secure the title for Liston.
Wallace had to fight every step of the way to overcome a gallant Sharma, eventually taking the singles rubber 10-8 in a tiebreaker.
It was not Liston’s only victory on the day – Tennis Victoria presented the club with a community engagement award.