Hornets' victory celebrated by their biggest fan

- In addition to being a winning team, the Edina girl's tennis team has some of the best fans.

97-year-old Al Reger claims the title of the team's number one fan. His oldest granddaughter was on five straight state championship teams. Another is trying to help the Hornets win the title this year, too.

Before being upset by Mahtomedi last year, the team had won 19 state championships in a row, breaking their own record of 15 consecutive state titles before that.

"For some reason, they always come to the state tournament and play their best," said Reger. "So it's really pleasing to see them doing that and having a good time, as well."

It seemed fitting that the Hornets' number one player, senior Sophie Reddy, clinched their latest team title with a win in her match against Katelyn Tarrolly of St. Cloud Tech.

Reger hopes this season's happy ending is the beginning of yet another winning streak.

"It's fun to look at the kids and see how happy they are to go all the way," he told Fox 9.

Overall, this is the coach's 21st state championship with the girls team.

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