Edina/Blake Win 2017
Minnesota Girls State Titles
USTA Northern | October 29, 2017
Congratulations to Edina (Class AA) and The Blake School (Class A) on winning the team championships at the 2017 Minnesota Girls State High School Tournament at Baseline Tennis Center and Reed Sweatt Family Tennis Center in Minneapolis.
Edina defeated St. Cloud Tech in the finals 7-0 and has now won 20 of the last 21 Minnesota State Class AA Tournaments after avenging its loss to Mahtomedi in the semifinals last year. The Blake School won the Class A championship again with a 7-0 win over Holy Family Catholic in the finals.
Edina sophomore Nicole Copeland won her first-ever Class AA state singles championship with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Meghan Brown of Elk River, while The Blake School's Lainey Axell won her first state singles title with a 6-1, 6-2 win over teammate Arlina Shen in the finals. ADVERTISEMENT Axell won the Class A doubles championship last year with partner Sophie Skallerud, while Shen earned finalist honors once again.
In doubles, the Prior Lake team of Charlotte Bowles and Taylor Jackson won their first state crown together with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Kelsey Dorr and Renee Schepper of Princeton. It was the second consecutive doubles championship for Jackson as she also won the title with Savanna Crowell last year. In Class A, Clare Palen and Natalie Allison of Rochester Lourdes won their first state championship with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Audrey Delich and Madilyn Jankila of Eveleth-Gilbert.
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