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1999-2000 Season
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1999-2000 Varsity Team Photo: Players’ names were not listed in the 2000 South Yearbook.

As is tradition, the women who were interested in playing tennis began practice in August.  However, practice seems to be a year-round activity for many of the players.  Some players belong to private clubs.  Other go to their local park and play with friends.  But when August comes around, the levity of the off-season ends and the hard work begins.  The players realize that Head Coach George Beske expects them to give their best at all times. 

The first game of the season was against one of the Bloomington schools.  The Tigers, being rusty as a team, won by a slim 4-3 margin.  The non-conference part of the season continued against Sibley, where the Tigers won again, 5-2.  Both Wayzata and Anoka, the next three opponents, were tough.  The Tigers pulled both out with 4-3 scores.  Sandwiched between the 4-3 wins was a 5-2 victory over St. Paul Central.  South finished the first part of the non-conference schedule with a resounding 7-0 win over Fridley.

The conference season opened with a win against Henry.  The score was not reported.  Washburn, 6-1, Roosevelt, 7-0, and Southwest, 6-1, all fell as the Tigers pushed their conference record to 4-0.

Interrupting the conference schedule, the Tigers took on the team from Hibbing.  In a stunning loss, the Tigers fell 5-2.

South closed out the conference part of their season with easy 7-0 wins over North and Edison.  This gives the Tigers as 32-game winning streak within the conference.

In the Twin City match, South faced St. Paul Central for the second time of the season. The Tigers won easily, 6-1.

In the Region tournament, South won against Osseo, 7-0, Southwest, 7-0, and Benilde-St. Margaret’s 5-2. 

It may be assumed that the Tigers went to the State Tournament, however, that is unknown.