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Ben Murphy of Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg extends for a running backhand return in his 7-5, 6-2 win at No. 1 singles over Mark Hukriede of Litchfield on Friday at the Benson courts. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Prep Tennis: BKMS ends 18-year drought against Litch


BENSON -- The Benson/KMS tennis team beat Litchfield 5-2 on Friday to run their record to 9-0.

"It's the first time we've beaten Litchfield since 1991," said head coach Jonas Grossman.

The Braves' Ben Murphy tipped Mark Hukriede 7-5, 6-2 at 1-singles. At 2-singles, Steven James needed three set to squeeze by Dominic Devine 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. Matt Hagestuen won a 3-siungles and Braves also got points at 2-doubles and 3-doubles.

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