Invermay’s Rebecca Van Asch has turned around her gloomy day one misfortunes to skip Tasmania’s women to an unassailable Test series lead on Monday against ACT.
The Tasmanians have also secured the men’s series and will look to set their sights on capturing a 5-0 whitewash.
Van Asch’s rink that had dropped matches by 10 and four shots on Sunday were tested again on the quick North Launceston greens.
But the Commonwealth Games fours gold medalist rallied twice to spearhead her four to comeback victories.
Ruth Moore led the ACT on the 8th end of the third Test before Van Asch pushed back to win 25-19 and open up her Tassie account.
But Van Asch and the side had to fight back from 16-8 down in the next Test rubber to bring home 17 of the next 23 shots for a three-shot win.
That ensured Tasmania claimed a 3-1 lead heading into Tuesday’s final meeting.
East Launceston bowler Courtney Hobbs also continued her unbeaten run that included a first Test draw, skipping the state to a further two wins on day two.
None was more impressive than over Margaret Bacchetto for a 35-9 win – the biggest in any of the 12 games – nor more decisive than a key 22-18 win in the fourth Test.
Candice Hodgetts’s team first won 25-11 over Sharon Harmer, but fell four shots from sealing a clean sweep.
But the yardstick has been Lee Schraner’s rink of Rob McMullen, Jason Mabb and Cameron Griffiths, winning all four Tests by a combined margin of 41 shots. They took out tougher 25-19 and 28-18 victories on Monday.
Mark Nitz and Luke Richardson split their matches, but decisively for Tasmania they were in different Tests.
Nitz’s rink fought back from a 19-11 loss to Sean Robertson’s Canberrans to win 20-14 over Mark Ebsworth.
Richardson first won 22-20 but went down 20-14 later.