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1991-1992 Season

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For many year now, the Tigers have not been able to break the ceiling and dethrone perennial champion Washburn, consistently coming in second place.  A tough schedule arranged by Head Coach George Beske would help determine if the Tigers could break the curse put on them by the Millers.

South opened the season winning three of four non-conference matches.  South defeated Bloomington Kennedy 5-2 in the first match of the season.  Totino Grace fell by the same score.  Simley gave the Tigers the loss, winning 5-2.  Against Richfield, the Tigers eked out a 4-3 win.

The fifth non-conference match of the season was expected to be easy.  It was conference foe Roosevelt.  With the Teddies finishing in the second half of the standings recently, no one took them seriously.  Unfortunately for the Tigers, they should have.  Roosevelt racked up a 7-0 win!  Fortunately, it was a non-conference match.

The conference season opened against North.  The Tigers must have learned a lesson in the last match because they destroyed the Polars, 7-0.  Southwest also fell, 5-2. 

That set up the match of September 17.  The one everyone looked at but did not talk about.  The Match against Washburn.  As in past matches, Washburn was confident, but they lost a match to Southwest in their prior game.  South and Washburn battled for what seemed to be an eternity.  In a very close match, South finally defeated the Miller, 4-3!!!!!!.  Now, to claim the title, all South would have to do is beat Roosevelt and Edison.

Before getting to those two schools, South would have to play two other non-conference matches.  First was Orono, who handed the Tigers a 6-1 defeat.  Osseo copied Orono and also won 6-1.

Edison would be the second-to-the-last conference match.  The Tigers easily won 5-2.  Now came the chance at revenge.  Roosevelt, who beat the Tigers earlier in the season in a non-conference match was the opponent.  The Teddies won only one conference match so far, against North, but after the earlier beating, the players were taking nothing for granted.  The opened up playing hard and did not stop until the last match was recorded, giving the Tigers a 7-0 win and their first conference title!!!!

The Tigers finished off the regular season with a 6-1 loss to Visitation.

At the City Championships, senior Hilli Suech and sophomore Jessie Oppenheim too first place in doubles.  Senior Sarah Anton and junior Sarah Remus finished in third place. Freshman Melissa Keavy took fourth place in singles.

For the first time, the Tigers would represent Minneapolis in the Twin City match.  Their opponent would be Cretin-Derham Hall.  CDH and the Tigers played every point hard, but the trophy went to St. Paul when Cretin won 4-3.

The Region Tournament was next.  Totino Grace fell in the first round 4-3.  A tough draw saw the Tigers face the Tigers…..of Fridley.  Fridley ended South’s season with a 5-2 win.