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1992-1993 Season
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1992-1993 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: J. Oppenheim, D. Leebaw, S. Grow: Middle Row: S. Westcott, M. Keavy, S. Remus, S. Krumwiede, G. Lighter, J. Petrich, A. Dailey. Back Row: M. Haug, A. Bittner, S. Hidleston, H. Jaeger, H. Wandberg, S. Lundquist

As the new season began, the expectations were high.  Instead of being one of the hunters, the Tigers, as defending champions, became the hunted.  Six other Minneapolis schools were hoping to topple the Tigers from their perch.

The George Beske led team did not shy away from tough competition, as was evident in the non-conference schedule.  The Tigers opened their season against Sibley.  In a close match, Sibley handed the Tigers a 4-3 defeat.  Coon Rapids also put the Tigers in the loss column, winning 5-2.  South earned their first victory of the season against Champlin Park, 4-3.

The conference season opened with a match against Henry.  The Patriots were no match for the Tigers, falling 7-0.

Perennial non-conference foe Fridley featured the battle of the Tigers.  In a 4-3, the Tigers of Fridley came away the winner.  For the second time this season, Sibley again defeated the Tigers, this time by a 6-1 score.  Totino Grace the fell to the Tigers 4-3.

South took on North in their next conference match.  Even though the final score was not reported, South did win.  Southwest was next up.  The Lakers and Tigers played an even match, with Southwest pulling it out 4-3 and ending the Tigers conference winning streak at nine matches.

Washburn came next.  The Millers, whom the Tigers pushed off the top of the mountain last season, were out for revenge.  In another close 4-3 match, Washburn gained their revenge and won.  The Millers would eventually claim the conference title.

In a non-conference match, South faced Richfield.  Another close one was taken by Richfield 4-3. 

In the fifth conference match, Edison was no match for the Tigers, falling 7-0.

The Tigers non-conference season wrapped up with a 4-3 loss to Park Center and a 5-2 loss to Bloomington Kennedy.

The conference season ended with a 6-1 win over Roosevelt.

In the Region team tournament, the Tigers faced Benilde-St. Margaret’s 4-3 in the opening round.  However, Fridley ended the team’s season with a 6-1 win over South.

The Region individual tournament was next on the agenda.  The surprise of the tournament was the South doubles team of junior Jessica Oppenheim and sophomore Melissa Keavy.  By making the championship match, the duo automatically advanced to the State Tournament, becoming the second doubles team in school history to do so.  The team finished second in the region tournament.  Their stay at the State Meet was short lived, losing in the early rounds.

South finished the season with a 4-2 conference record, in third place.  Overall, the Tigers were 7-10.