CHURSTON won the Men's Division of the South Devon Summer Tennis League in a photo finish with Totnes A.
The two teams were neck and neck all season and finished level on 51 points.
Churston claimed the title because they won more matches and remained undefeated.
A 5-3 win at Totnes A in July proved decisive.
It was an excellent effort from a squad that included five teenagers in Ben Lane, Isaac Withington, Tim Withington, Ben Phillips and Michael Blair
"They can all be proud of their performances for the club in a competitive match environment," said club captain Graham Rickard.
The other senior squad players were Geoff Cole, Trevor Taylor, Bob Sawyer and Rickard.
Churston found it tough going in Division One of the Mixed Section after winning the Division Two title last year.
A shortage of lady players left the club struggling to field a team in some matches.
Any ladies seeking social or competitive tennis in a friendly, club environment should contact captain Rickard on 07910 208164.
NEWTON Abbot Men's missed out on a fourth successive promotion after finishing their league season with a narrow defeat.
With three matches to go promotion was still a possibility; first up was a game against the Exeter Civil Service.
The men from The Rec earned a creditable 4-4 draw, although a little more luck could have secured a win.
This was followed by a disappointing 5-4 defeat to Woodbury, despite having led at one stage 1-4.
Going into the final home fixture against Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot still had an outside chance of second place, with their rivals also needing a win to clinch promotion.
After an exciting evening of tennis, with all four matches going to a Championship Tie-Break, Kingsteignton came out on top with a 7-5 victory.
Newton Abbot captain Andy Lloyd said: "It has been a frustrating season; we have shown we can take points from the best teams in this division, unfortunately we have also shown we can drop points to teams below us in the table.
"We need to be more consistent and to take advantage when we are in winning positions.
"We have got squad training planned for the off-season; working on tactics and fitness with our club coach Russell Bond, and we hope to see an all-round improvement."
For more information on the club, contact 01626 366750.