Turkish pro team Halkbank Ankara may have been eliminated from the European Champions League in the round of 6, but that didn’t dampen their spirits to successfully complete a Turksih treble earlier this month. The club beat Arkas-Spor 3-1 (25-21. 25-21, 20-25, 25-19) in the 4th game of a best-of-5 series on April 9th, which also gave them a 3-1 matches win in the series.
The win marks Halkbank’s 3rd consecutive Turkish Championship and 4th in the last 5 seasons. The club now has 9 Turkish Championships, which ranks them 2nd behind only Eczacibasi’s 12 for the most in league history. Eczacibasi hasn’t won a title since 1991.
The league has been dominated by the two finals’ participants of this year – they’ve combined to win the last 6 league titles, going back to 2013.
Halkbank was easily the best team in the regular season too, earning 62 points with a 20 win and 2 loss record. Arkas Spor was one off 3 teams that went 15-7 for the second-best record in the league this season.
The club also won the Turkish Volleyball Cup and the Turkish volleyball SuperCup to stamp a treble on their record-books. Halkbank has now won the treble twice in their history, with the other coming in the 2013-2014 season.