Avent’s Park was surrounded by spectators Thursday afternoon as Lafayette and Oxford closed out their regular seasons with the annual tennis meeting between the two schools.
With both squads already a part of the Class 4A (LHS) and 5A (OHS) playoffs, Thursday’s match was about different things for each coach.
The Chargers defeated the Commodores 5-2 but the two wins were a marked improvement for Debbie Swindoll’s Commodores, who lost 7-0 to OHS last year.
Apart from the two wins, the No. 1 boys doubles match had to be decided with a tiebreaker, while two other doubles matches were also competitive. (April 13, 2012, Page 7A)
Oxford’s goal to garner a fifth straight state championship in tennis begins today with a home match against Grenada. OHS coach Louis Nash will try to win the 5A title without the services of four seniors who lead the Chargers to a 116-1 record over the last six years, including four state titles and 11 individual championships. (more…) (February 27, 2012, Page 3B)
Oxford’s dominance in tennis continued with a 7-0 win over Saltillo Wednesday in Tupelo. The Chargers (5-0 overall) only lost three points during a match that served as a tuneup before playing in the Meridian Tournament this weekend. (March 24, 2011, Page 7)
Oxford’s tennis’ dominance over Division 1-5A opponents continued Tuesday with a 7-0 win over Saltillo in Tupelo. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)
Oxford remained undefeated on the season and in Division 2-5A play Tuesday with a 7-0 win over New Hope. OHS won three matches without yielding a point, including the boys singles match won 6-0, 6-0 by Zach Wilder. (April 7, 2010, Page 7)
OXFORD CHARGERS TENNIS — The Oxford Chargers opened their 2010 season with a lopsided 12-2 victory over New Albany, extending their winning streak to 88 matches. (March 1, 2010, Page 11)