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1993-1994 Season
1993-1994 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: S. Huddleston, J. Oppenheim. Middle Row: D. Pederson, M. Clarke, L. Ellingwood, H. Wandberg, H. Jaeger, J. Petrich, J. Johnson. Back Row: Head Coach G. Beske, B. Istry, K. Shoenrock, K. Westcott, C. Adamsick, S. Krumweide, M. Keavy, S. Lundquist, Assistant Coach M. Lehan.

The Tigers were on a mission this season with three goals.  First was to regain the conference title.  The second was to win a Region title.  The final was to win the State Tournament. Head Coach George Beske has instilled a grittiness in his players.  He was assisted this season by M. Lehan.

The Tigers opened the season with three non-conference games.  The first, against Coon Rapids, was an easy win for the Tigers, 6-1.  Park Center also fell 6-1.  In the third match, Richfield brought the team back down to earth, when South fell 6-2.

The first conference match of the season was against North.  The Polars were no match for the Tigers as South won 7-0.  Henry suffered the same fate, falling again 7-0.  Southwest fell but the match hinged on one contest.  South won 4-3.  Defending champion Washburn was next.  South expected a tougher time, but won 6-1. 

Bloomington Kennedy was next and the Tigers again shut out their opponent, 7-0.

Edison was the next conference opponent and like Kennedy, they fell 7-0.

Against Rosemount, the team continued to roll, winning 6-1.

The conference season ended against Roosevelt.  The Tigers wrapped up the conference championship with a 7-0 win. The Tigers accomplished their first goal set they set in August.

For the second time, the Tigers represented Minneapolis in the Twin City match.  Their opponent, St. Paul Central, put up little fight as the Tigers blanked them 7-0.

The last regular season match was a 7-0 win over South St. Paul.

The Tigers opened the Region tournament against Fridley.  The 6-1 win moved the team into the semi-finals.  The semi-finals were against conference for Southwest.  The Lakers gave the Tigers a run, but fell to the Tigers 4-3.  The championship match was against Osseo.  Another close match saw the Tigers advance to their first State Tournament as a team, 4-3.  Their second goal was achieved.

For the second year in a row, the doubles team of senior Jessica Oppenheim and junior Melissa Keavy finished second in the region and advanced to the State Tournament.

The Tigers drew a tough opponent, St. Cloud Tech, in the first round of the tournament.  Unfortunately, Tech won 7-0.  In the consolation round, Waseca ended the Tigers’ season 5-2.