LITIA Tikoisuva overcame stiff competition from Joe Lepolo to win the Mixed Singles title at the Suva Bowling Club yesterday.
She won the first set and Lepolo won the second to force the match into a three-end play-off where Tikoisuva emerged victorious 4-1.
Lepolo who had his leg amputated in 2011 found it hard to play in the rain as he was returning after a nine-month hiatus.
"My leg was hurting when I was playing and also she was a tough opponent," he said.
Tikoisuva commended Lepolo on his effort saying she did not face as stiff competition in the quarter-finals and semi-finals as she did in the final.
"In the quarters, I managed to beat Suren Prasad 2-0 and then in the semis I beat Mitieli Uculoa 2-0 but found the final really tough," she said.
RESULTS: Quarter-finals: Elisabeth Moceiwai 1 Wise Baker 1 (Moceiwai won three-end playoff), Joe Lepolo 1 Sai Walker 1 (Lepolo won three-end playoff), Mitieli Uculoa 2 Soni Vakatalai 0, Litia Tikoisuva 2 Suren Prasad.
Semi-finals: Joe Lepolo 2 Elisabeth Moceiwai 0, Litia Tikoisuva 2 Mitieli Uculoa 0.
Final: Joe Lepolo 1 Litia Tikoisuva 1 (Tikoisuva won three-end play-off)