North Otago A narrowly missed out on the top prize at the Senior Quad Division II tournament at Logan Park in Dunedin over the weekend.
Kevin Dellaway's side gained confidence with a clinical 10-2 victory over South Canterbury in round one, followed by a 12-0 demolition of Southern Lakes with sterling performances from Leanne Mavor and Nicky Wallace.
The dominant display set up a final clash with familiar opposition Otago B, who fielded a new look line-up from the side defeated in Oamaru in December.
Janos Manyai, Jeremy Ferguson and Leanne Mavor all took their singles matches with the local side trailing 5-3 heading in to the doubles matches and needing to pick up three wins to ensure victory.
Albert Hailes and Janos Manyai were impressive in their doubles clash taking wins along with Rebecca Dellaway and Judith Wallace to keep Otago B on the ropes.
Jeremy Ferguson and Robin Jamieson's doubles tie went down to the wire but the duo couldn't do enough to force the win.
Leanne Mavor and Nicky Wallace's match was also a thriller and they were narrowly edged out in a second-set tie-break.
Team manager Kevin Dellaway said the loss was frustrating following good preparation for the competition but everyone performed well.
"The team was gutted to go so close but it was good to see Otago under pressure and looking nervous," he said.
"It was a great effort and there was some fantastic tennis, everyone stood up and played well as a team.
"Everyone left it all on the court ... we're already starting to plan next year."
Club tennis will return this weekend with second place Weston looking to catch table-toppers Herbert who have a bye this week.
Southern-Sub competition points table
Waimanui v Oamaru
Weston v Hampden
Herbert v bye