The last time the people of Edina knew what it was like not to win the girl’s state tennis tournament, there was a Clinton in the White House, the Dow was breaking through 6,000, Princess Diana and Prince Charles were still married, and the DVD player had just been introduced.
Edina’s girls won the Class 2A tennis title in 1997 and it’s won the title every year since then.
Until this morning.
In a semifinal match today, Edina lost to fifth-seed Mahtomedi 4-to-3.
The 19 straight titles is a national record, the Minnesota State High School League reports.
In second place when it comes to title streaks? Edina, which won 15 straight between 1978 and 1992.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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