Tennis team opens up season with loss to Lakers

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Eric Hoium, the first singles’ player for Benson, stretches to return a shot during action last spring.  The Braves had three road matches scheduled this week, two of which have already been postponed, with the first two home openers set for next week.

The Benson-KMS boys tennis team opened up the season with a 6-1 loss at Minnewaska Area, Thursday afternoon.  The two teams were originally set to meet in Benson, but the Braves’ courts were still wet so the two teams met at Minnewaska Area instead.

Benson, which is down to only three remaining home meets this year due to weather, has three road matches scheduled for this week.

Benson was set to play at Milbank, Monday; at LQP-DB, Tuesday (yesterday), and at a triangular at St. Cloud Apollo (with St. Cloud Cathedral and Pine City), Friday.

This year’s boys tennis team, coached by Jonas Grossman, includes senior  Daniel Lamarque; juniors Eric Hoium, Henry Dammeyer, Jonas Habben, and Igor Ferrari; sophomore Kyle Reese; ninth-grader Peyton LeClair; and eighth-graders Taylor Duncan, Andrew Olson, Tyler Hadfield, Matthew Thompson, Caleb Peterson (KMS), and Jacob Garies (KMS).

The Benson-KMS boys tennis team has been one of the most consistent programs at Benson High School, but the program has had only two winning seasons in the last seven after going 3-13 overall last year, including a 2-3 record in conference competition....

 

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Pictured: Eric Hoium, the first singles’ player for Benson, stretches to return a shot during action last spring.  The Braves had three road matches scheduled this week, two of which have already been postponed, with the first two home openers set for next week.

 

 

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