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1990-1991 Season
1990-1991 Varsity Team Photo: Bottom Row: D. Leebaw, R. Bachman, C> Seeley, H. Suech, G. Geye, H. West. Middle Row: J. Marecek, A. Angramson, S. Lahbil, J. Oppenheim. Top Row: C. Rhame.

There is an old saying the close only counts in horseshoes.  For the Tiger Tennis team, that is what the past few seasons have produced, close but no title.  With a veteran crew, the Tigers and Coach George Beske hoped this season would be the one the team breaks through the barrier.

The Tigers opened their season with five straight non-conference matches.  Bloomington Kennedy was the first to fall, going down 5-2.  Apple Valley turned the tables on the Tigers and the Eagles won 5-2.  Richfield lost 4-3.  Sibley and Coon Rapids both won by 6-1 scores.

The first conference match was against Henry.  The Patriots put up little struggle, giving the Tigers a 6-1 win. 

Returning to non-conference matches, the Tigers fell to Totino Grace 4-3.  They then beat Sibley, finishing a “home and home” series with a 4-3 win.  St. Paul Harding fell 5-2.  Park Center broke the Tigers’ hearts with a 4-3 win.

North was the next conference opponent to fall.  Unfortunately, the score was not reported.  Southwest went down 5-2.

One more non-conference match, against Fridley, saw the South Tigers fall 5-2.

The match everyone waited for was next.  The multiple-time defending champion Washburn against the multiple second place finisher South.  Washburn again showed why they were the team to beat, winning 6-1. 

Back to non-conference matches saw the Tigers beat Chaska 4-3.  St. Louis Park fell to the Tigers 5-2, but Orono handed South a 5-2 loss. 

The conference season wound down with 7-0 wins over Edison and Roosevelt. 

Roseville beat the Tigers 7-0 as they tuned up for Region play. The las regular season match was against Osseo, and the Orioles won 5-2.

The first region match was against long-time foe Southwest.  The Tigers easily dispatched of Southwest 4-2. Park Center was the next opponent in the Region Tournament.  The Pirates ended the Tigers season with a close 4-3 win.

In conference play, the Tigers again finished with a 5-1 record, in second place.  The were 7-10 in non-conference play for an overall record of 12-11.

Five players were named to the All-Conference team.  Seniors Aimee Angrimson, Rachel Bachman, and Hollie Suech were joined by juniors Julie Marecek and Carey Seeley.