Hoium, Habben, Reese named All-WCC in tennis

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Eric Hoium led the Braves in wins and also was one of three Benson-KMS players named to the All-Conference team for 2018.

The Benson-KMS boys tennis team ended the season with a 2-11 overall record, which also included a 2-3 mark within the WCC.  Minnewaska Area won the WCC title this season with a 5-0 record, followed by YME (4-1), LQP-DB (3-2), Benson-KMS (2-3), Montevideo (1-4), and MACCRAY (0-5).

Junior Eric Hoium highlighted the season by placing fourth at the Section 6A Individual Boys Tennis Tournament and will go into his final season of high school tennis with a career record of 65-27 after going 15-5 this season to lead the Braves.

Hoium, the second seed, won his first two matches, but then lost a 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-2) marathon match with third-seeded Josh Proehl, of NLS, in the semifinals before also losing in the third-place match.

Proehl went on to beat top-seeded Trevor Meyer, of Litchfield in the section finals, 6-4, 6-4.  Also competing for Benson-KMS at the section tournament, but losing in the first round, were Daniel Lamarque in singles, and the teams of Peyton LeClair and Taylor Duncan, and Kyle Reese and Jonas Habben.

Last year, Hoium teamed up with Nathan Habben to place fourth in the section doubles’ tournament, while Proehl was third in the singles’ tourney.

In the Section 6A Team Tournament, Benson lost to Litchfield in the first round of the tourney, 6-1.  Litchfield went on to win the section title with a victory over top-seeded Pine City in the finals....

 

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Pictured: Eric Hoium led the Braves in wins and also was one of three Benson-KMS players named to the All-Conference team for 2018.

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