Hoium to compete at state, Thursday

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Eric Hoium is set to begin State Tournament play, Thursday.


Eric Hoium became the ninth boy to earn a berth in the State Boys Tennis singles tournament by winning the Section 6A Individual Tournament, Thursday, May 23 at Fitness Evolution in Sartell.

Hoium was seeded first and earned a first-round bye before winning three-straight matches, including his final two in three sets.

Hoium was the top seed and only senior on this year’s Benson-KMS boys tennis team.  He goes into the State Tourney with a 17-2 record this season and 82 career victories.

The Benson-KMS team closed out the 2019 season with a 6-8 overall record after losing to NLS in the opening round of the Section 6A Team Tournament by a 4-3 score.  Pine City went on to earn the section title with a 6-1 win over Litchfield in the finals.

Hoium is the first BHS boy to qualify to state boys tennis in singles since Ethan Ratliff-Crain qualified in 2011.


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