Former Lafayette High tennis standout Mallory Davis was selected by the Mississippi Tennis Association as a recipient of the George Wilkinson Memorial Award. Davis, a freshman tennis player at Meridian Community College, won the award given to a top male or female junior player who exemplifies the qualities of composure under physical stress and emotional discipline in recognition of their desire, integrity, perseverance and maturity, both on and off the court.
According to Meridian coach Wanda McPhail, Davis is off to a great start and is playing number two doubles and singles at either the two or three slot. Davis was undefeated in fall dual match play. Davis was most recently a finalist in the “B” singles draw at the University of West Georgia.
“Although I am quite impressed with Mallory’s tennis, I am equally impressed with the person she is,” McPhail said. “She handles herself extremely well on the court. She is very competitive and certainly plays hard, but she also conducts herself like a champion both on and off the court.” (October 31, 2012, Page 7)