Roseville girls tennis looking to build on last year’s solid season


Roseville’s girls tennis team went 14-4 and advanced to the Section 3AA semifinals in 2004. The Raiders return four all-conference players from that team and have their sights set high in 2005.
“We should have some experience at many of the top spots on the team and more depth in the lower spots,” second-year head coach Anne Barnes said via email. “We want to contend in both the conference and the region.”
Among the returning players is junior Deborah Barany, who is in her fourth season on the varsity and third playing in the No. 1 singles position. Other returning all-conference selections include junior Mallory Madden and sophomores Melanie Madden and Cami Czech. Mallory Madden and senior Michelle Olszewski are the 2005 captains
Roseville opens the season Tuesday at home against Henry Sibley. The Raiders’ first Suburban East Conference match is Sept. 6 at home vs. Park of Cottage Grove.
SEC newcomer Cretin-Derham Hall visits Roseville on Sept. 22.Cretin beat Roseville in the section semifinals in 2004 before losing to Woodbury in the finals.

2005 Roseville girls tennis schedule

Aug. 23 vs. Henry Sibley, 4 p.m.
Aug. 25 at St. Paul Academy, 11 a.m.
Aug. 29 at South St. Paul, 4 p.m.
Aug. 30 at Anoka, 4 p.m.
Aug. 31 at Irondale, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 6 vs. Park of Cottage Grove, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 7 at Stillwater, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 8 at Woodbury, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 9 at Simley, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 10 at Blaine Invitational, 8 a.m.
Sept. 13 vs. Forest Lake, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 15 at White Bear Lake, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 at Coon Rapids Invitational, 8:30 a.m.
Sept. 22 vs. Cretin-Derham Hall, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 at Hastings, 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 29 vs. Mounds View, 3:30 p.m.