Milestone week for Princeton Tennis

Provided by Kelly Dorr
The Princeton girls tennis team left a bit shinier after a third-place performance in the eight-team Delano Invite on Thursday, Aug. 24. Based on round-by-round scoring the Tigers finished with 25 points. Brainerd and Roseville tied for first with 35.

A whirlwind two days brought plenty of hardware home for Tigers tennis, last week.
Against eight other teams, three Princeton singles players and two doubles teams finished in the top-three of their brackets to take away medals.
Kelsey Dorr swept through the competition in no. 1 singles. In fact, she didn’t drop a game until a 7-5, 6-3 win in the finale over Vunnisa Vu of Roseville.
Anna Dahlen also impressed, outscoring opponents 24 games to seven after the first two rounds. She later fell in the no. 2 singles finale 1-6, 0-6 to Nicole Ridenour from Roseville.
Reilee Schepper added a consolation championship after bouncing back first round loss in no. 3 singles.
And, as a cherry on top, Cloey Howard picked up her first career varsity singles victory against Yaa Oduro of Blaine.
The all-around team effort placed the Tigers third behind Roseville and Brainerd, who tied.
The next day, during a team tournament involving Delano, Wayzata and Mound Westonka, Howard added her second victory, helping to decide a 4-3 decision and the school’s first-ever victory against the White Hawks.
Kelsey Dorr added a 6-4, 6-1 win over Taylor Trandson, Reilee Schepper beat Molly Austin 6-2, 6-0, and Aurora Schossow and Gabby Dahlen won a down-to-the-wire tiebreaker, 4-6, 6-2, 10-7.
That set Princeton for a tussle with the fifth-ranked team in Class 2A. The No. 10-ranked Tigers weren’t ready quite up for the challenge, losing 7-0.
Princeton had another tournament scheduled in Brainerd on Saturday, Aug. 26, but it was postponed due to rain and no make-up date has been settled.
The Tigers get a sneak peek at section-rival Elk River during a triangular with Forest Lake on Tuesday, Aug. 29 (after deadline). Afterward, conference play starts at Cambridge-Isanti on Tuesday, Sep. 5.